Definition of Encumbrance in English :

Define Encumbrance in English

Encumbrance meaning in English

Meaning of Encumbrance in English

Pronunciation of Encumbrance in English

Encumbrance pronunciation in English

Pronounce Encumbrance in English


see synonyms of encumbrance


1. burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus

an onerous or difficult concern

Example Sentences:
'the burden of responsibility'
'that's a load off my mind'

2. encumbrance, incumbrance

a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)

3. encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive

any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of encumbrance
a thing that impedes or is burdensome; hindrance
2. law
a burden or charge upon property, such as a mortgage or lien
3. rare
a dependent person, esp a child

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see synonyms of encumbrance
something that encumbers; hindrance; obstruction; burden
2.  Rare
a dependent, esp. a child
3.  Law
a lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of encumbrance
1. One that encumbers; a burden or impediment.
2. A lien or claim on property that diminishes its value or affects transfer of ownership but does not prevent such transfer.

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