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encumberment (plural encumberments)
1888, Henry Murger, Bohemians of the Latin Quarter:
- 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:
- Then she realized that, in a peculiar lapse of abstraction, she had forgotten about his encumberment.