encumberment

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Noun[edit]

encumberment (plural encumberments)

  1. encumbrance
    • 1888, Henry Murger, Bohemians of the Latin Quarter[1]:
      The paths of art, so choked and so dangerous, are, despite encumberment and obstacles, day by day more crowded, and consequently Bohemians were never more numerous.
    • 1912, Frederick Palmer, Over the Pass[2]:
      Then she realized that, in a peculiar lapse of abstraction, she had forgotten about his encumberment.