Im*ped`i*men"ta (?), n. pl. [L. See Impediment, Impede.]
Things which impede or hinder progress; incumbrances; baggage; specif. (Mil.),
the supply trains which must accompany an army.
On the plains they will have horses dragging travoises, dogs with travoises, women and children loaded with impedimenta.
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