[en-kuhm-bruh ns] /ɛnˈkʌm brəns/
something that ; something burdensome, useless, or superfluous; burden; hindrance:
Poverty was a lifelong encumbrance.
a dependent person, especially a child.
Law. a burden or claim on property, as a mortgage.
a thing that impedes or is burdensome; hindrance
(law) a burden or charge upon property, such as a mortgage or lien
(rare) a dependent person, esp a child
a lien, mortgage, or other financial claim against a property
Old French en- + combre ‘dam, weir’
early 14c., from Old French encombrance, from encombrer (see encumber).
[en-kuhm-bruh n-ser] /ɛnˈkʌm brən sər/ noun, Law. 1. a person who holds an . /ɪnˈkʌmbrənsə/ noun 1. (law) a person who holds an encumbrance on property belonging to another
1. a noun suffix, equivalent to -ence: consistency; dependency; exigency. 1. . suffix 1. a variant of -ence fluency, permanency word-forming element denoting quality or state, from Latin -entia. Derivatively identical with -ence. encyclopedia