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cumbrance (countable and uncountable, plural cumbrances)

  1. (obsolete) encumbrance
    • Milton
      Extol not riches then, the toil of fools,
      The wise man's cumbrance, if not snare.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cumbrance in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)