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Etymology edit

From Middle English encombraunce, from Old French encombrance, from encombrer.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈkʌm.bɹəns/, /ɛn-/, /-bɹən(t)s/

Noun edit

encumbrance (countable and uncountable, plural encumbrances)

  1. Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
  2. Alternative spelling of incumbrance (in law: interest attached to a title; dependent).
  3. The state or condition of being encumbered.

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Verb edit

encumbrance (third-person singular simple present encumbrances, present participle encumbrancing, simple past and past participle encumbranced)

  1. (law) To apply an encumbrance to (property, etc.).

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