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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage);
[syn: encumbrance, incumbrance]

2. an onerous or difficult concern;
- Example: "the burden of responsibility"
- Example: "that's a load off my mind"
[syn: burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus]

3. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome;
[syn: hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incumbrance \In*cum"brance\, n. [See Encumbrance.] [Written also encumbrance.] [1913 Webster] 1. A burdensome and troublesome load; anything that impedes motion or action, or renders it difficult or laborious; clog; impediment; hindrance; check. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A burden or charge upon property; a claim or lien upon an estate, which may diminish its value. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

incumbrance n 1: a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage) [syn: encumbrance, incumbrance] 2: an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind" [syn: burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus] 3: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn: hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference]