En*cum"brance (?), n. [Cf. OF. encombrance. Cf. Incumbrance.]

1.

That which encumbers; a burden which impedes action, or renders it difficult and laborious; a clog; an impediment. See Incumbrance.

2. Law

Same as Incumbrance.

Syn. -- Burden; clog; impediment; check; hindrance.

 

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