incumbrance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French encombrance, from encombrer.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈkʌm.brənts/

Noun[edit]

incumbrance (plural incumbrances)

  1. A burden; a thing that must be carried.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 3
      I was then lying at length upon that very couch, the scene of Mr. H . . .'s polite joys, in an undress which was with all the art of negligence flowing loose, and in a most tempting disorder: no stay, no hoop . . . no incumbrance whatever.
  2. (law) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.

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