Encumbrance



[en-kuhm-bruh ns] /ɛnˈkʌm brəns/

noun
1.
something that ; something burdensome, useless, or superfluous; burden; hindrance:
Poverty was a lifelong encumbrance.
2.
a dependent person, especially a child.
3.
Law. a burden or claim on property, as a mortgage.
/ɪnˈkʌmbrəns/
noun
1.
a thing that impedes or is burdensome; hindrance
2.
(law) a burden or charge upon property, such as a mortgage or lien
3.
(rare) a dependent person, esp a child
noun

a lien, mortgage, or other financial claim against a property
Word Origin

Old French en- + combre ‘dam, weir’
n.

early 14c., from Old French encombrance, from encombrer (see encumber).

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