Definitions

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  • n. encumbrance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Encumbrance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of encumbering; obstruction; interference.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If you want to raise the price so I have no DRM on my music, I may pay an extra 25 cents, or whatever you decide to do to get that music without the DRM encumberment.

    Can Techie Oust Orrin Hatch?

  • A stranger to the pursuits represented might have thought that the general disorder and encumberment indicated great activity, but the experienced eye perceived at once that no methodical work was here in progress.

    Born in Exile

  • Here the encumberment was less remarkable, but one wall had completely disappeared behind volumes, and the bookishness of the air made it a disgusting thought that two persons occupied this chamber every night.

    The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

  • 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.

    Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

  • The comte, on arriving at the Rue des Lombards, found the shop of the grocer in great confusion; but it was not the encumberment of a lucky sale, or that of an arrival of goods.

    The Man in the Iron Mask

  • The gentleman, on arriving at the Rue des Lombards, found the shop of the grocer in great confusion; but it was not the encumberment of a lucky sale, or that of an arrival of goods.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Or Ten Years Later being the completion of "The Three Musketeers" And "Twenty Years After"

  • The Mancunian comedian, who took to The One Show sofa alongside new encumberment Alex Jones on Monday, asked his 138,866 followers on the social networking site whether he should visit Chester Zoo or its north-west rival in Blackpool.

    icCheshireOnline

  • Even though they are allegedly "acting" for Alonso's camera, there is more authenticity and less encumberment by what Robert Beavers recently termed the "shadow of performance."

    Twitch

  • Oh, and by the way, I am a business owner who is soon to be free of the encumberment of working for myself because the last 8 frikkin years (most of which have been controlled by the Republican party) have not been conductive for a small business.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

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