Definition of Encumbrance

1. Noun. An onerous or difficult concern. "That's a load off my mind"

Exact synonyms: Burden, Incumbrance, Load, Onus
Generic synonyms: Concern, Headache, Vexation, Worry
Specialized synonyms: Dead Weight, Fardel, Imposition, Pill
Derivative terms: Burden

2. Noun. A charge against property (as a lien or mortgage).
Exact synonyms: Incumbrance
Generic synonyms: Charge

3. Noun. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

Definition of Encumbrance

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

Definition of Encumbrance

1. Noun. Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encumbrance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encumbrance

enculturate
enculturated
enculturates
enculturating
enculturation
enculturations
encumber
encumbered
encumberer
encumberers
encumbering
encumberingly
encumberment
encumberments
encumbers
encumbrance (current term)
encumbrancer
encumbrancers
encumbrances
encumbrous
encunt
encunted
encunting
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encur
encurtain
encurtained
encurtaining
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Literary usage of Encumbrance

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Deeds: Their Form, Requisites, Execution by Robert Thomas Devlin (1887)
"encumbrance defined.—It is sometimes extremely difficult to determine whether or not a particular right in another is an encumbrance, within the meaning of ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Insurance of Every Kind by Joseph Asbury Joyce (1917)
"It constitutes error therefore to charge the jury that such an encumbrance does not avoid the policy if insurer failed to make any inquiries.20 And even ..."

3. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1880)
"A legacy to be applied iu the liquidation of a subsisting encumbrance on real estate, which is already subject to charitable uses, ..."

4. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1917)
"611, 69 SE 205, holding mere encumbrance which may be discharged out of purchase ... 84, enforcing performance where encumbrance could be discharged from ..."

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