Incumbrance In*cum"brance, n. [See {Encumbrance}.] [Written also {encumbrance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A burdensome and troublesome load; anything that impedes motion or action, or renders it difficult or laborious; clog; impediment; hindrance; check. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A burden or charge upon property; a claim or lien upon an estate, which may diminish its value. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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