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Overview of noun encumbrance

The noun encumbrance has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus

(an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind")

2. encumbrance, incumbrance

(a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage))

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

(any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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