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[hin-druh ns] /ˈhɪn drəns/

an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like.
the state of being .
a person or thing that .
an obstruction or snag; impediment
the act of hindering; prevention

mid-15c., a hybrid from hindren, from same root as hinder (v.), on model of French-derived words in -ance.


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