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English noun: incumbrance

1. incumbrance (possession) a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)


Synonymsencumbrance


Broader (hypernym)charge

2. incumbrance (cognition) an onerous or difficult concern


SamplesThe burden of responsibility.
That's a load off my mind.


Synonymsburden, encumbrance, load, onus


Broader (hypernym)concern, headache, vexation, worry


Narrower (hyponym)dead weight, fardel, imposition, pill

3. incumbrance (artifact) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome


Synonymsencumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, hitch, interference, preventative, preventive


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


Narrower (hyponym)clog, speed bump









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