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Encumbrance meaning

encumbrance - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which encumbers; a burden which impedes action, or renders it difficult and laborious; a clog; an impediment. See Incumbrance.
  2. 2. Same as Incumbrance.
  3. 3. Load; clog; burden on an estate.

encumbrance - examples of usage

  1. It was not natural affection; I did not love you then, and I knew that you would be a serious encumbrance to me.
  2. On the steep and tangled path, they would have been only an encumbrance.
  3. On the other hand, when we admit that it once bore good fruit, we do not imply that it is not now dead and an encumbrance to the ground.
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