incumbrance

Definitions of incumbrance
  1. noun
    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    synonyms: encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, hitch, interference, preventative, preventive
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    types:
    clog
    any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
    speed bump
    a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
    type of:
    impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor
    any structure that makes progress difficult
  2. noun
    an onerous or difficult concern
    synonyms: burden, encumbrance, load, onus
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    dead weight
    an oppressive encumbrance
    fardel
    a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
    imposition
    an uncalled-for burden
    pill
    something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
    type of:
    concern, headache, vexation, worry
    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
  3. noun
    a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
    synonyms: encumbrance
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    type of:
    charge
    financial liabilities (such as a tax)
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