impediment

  • 1 impediment — im·ped·i·ment /im pe də mənt/ n: something that prevents or interferes with a process, power, or right should have known of the legal impediment s to the execution of any judgment against the police jury Penalber v. Blount, 550 So. 2d 577 (1989); …

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  • 2 Impediment — Im*ped i*ment, n. [L. impedimentum: cf. F. impediment.] That which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect. [1913 Webster] Thus far into the bowels of the land Have we marched on without impediment. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impediment — IMPEDIMÉNT, impedimente, s.n. Piedică, obstacol în calea realizării unei intenţii. – Din lat. impedimentum. cf. it. i m p e d i m e n t o. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  IMPEDIMÉNT s. v. dificultate. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007.… …

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  • 4 impediment — ► NOUN 1) a hindrance or obstruction. 2) (also speech impediment) a defect in a person s speech, such as a lisp or stammer …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Impediment — Im*ped i*ment, v. t. To impede. [R.] Bp. Reynolds. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Impedĭment — (lat.), Hindernis …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Impediment — Impediment, lat. dtsch., Hinderniß; impedimenta, der Train des Heeres; impedimentum legitimum, gesetzlich anerkanntes Hinderniß; impediren, verhindern; Impedition, Verhinderung …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 impediment — (n.) c.1400, from L. impedimentem hindrance, from impedire impede, lit. to shackle the feet, from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + pes (gen. pedis) foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 impediment — *obstacle, obstruction, bar, snag Analogous words: *difficulty, hardship, rigor, vicissitude: barrier, *bar: handicap (see ADVANTAGE 1) Antonyms: aid, assistance: advantage (sense 1) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 impediment — [n] obstruction, hindrance bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockage, bottleneck*, burden, catch*, Catch 22*, chain, check, clog, cramp, curb, dead weight*, defect, delay, deterrent, detriment, difficulty, disadvantage, drag*, drawback,… …

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  • 11 impediment — [im ped′ə mənt] n. [ME < L impedimentum, hindrance] 1. Now Rare an impeding or being impeded; obstruction 2. anything that impedes; specif., a) a speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc. b) anything preventing the making of a legal contract …

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  • 12 impediment — n. 1) a speech impediment 2) an impediment to (an impediment to progress) * * * [ɪm pedɪmənt] a speech impediment an impediment to (an impediment to progress) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 impediment — UK [ɪmˈpedɪmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms impediment : singular impediment plural impediments 1) formal something that makes it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen impediment to: The size… …

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  • 14 impediment — [[t]ɪmpe̱dɪmənt[/t]] impediments 1) N COUNT: oft N to n, also without N Something that is an impediment to a person or thing makes their movement, development, or progress difficult. [FORMAL] He was satisfied there was no legal impediment to the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 impediment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, major, serious ▪ chief, main ▪ lawful (BrE), legal ▪ There are no le …

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  • 16 impediment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hindrance, obstacle. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Something that impedes] Syn. hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, barrier, block, bar, clog, stop, encumbrance, difficulty, check, retardation, stoppage,… …

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  • 17 impediment — im|ped|i|ment [ ım pedımənt ] noun count 1. ) FORMAL something that makes it more difficult for someone to do something or more difficult for something to happen: impediment to: The size of the service sector is an impediment to economic growth.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 impediment — /ɪmˈpɛdəmənt / (say im peduhmuhnt) noun 1. some physical defect, especially a speech disorder: an impediment in speech. 2. obstruction or hindrance; obstacle. 3. (usually plural) impedimenta. 4. Chiefly Ecclesiastical Law a. a bar, usually of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 impediment — im|ped|i|ment [ımˈpedımənt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: impedimentum, from impedire; IMPEDE] 1.) a physical problem that makes speaking, hearing, or moving difficult ▪ a speech impediment 2.) a situation or event that makes it difficult… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 impediment — noun (C) 1 a physical or nervous problem that makes it difficult for someone to speak or move normally: a speech impediment 2 a situation or event that makes it difficult or impossible for someone or something to succeed or make progress (+ to):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English