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en•cum•brance



Pronunciation: (en-kum'bruns), [key]
n.
1. something that encumbers; something burdensome, useless, or superfluous; burden; hindrance: Poverty was a lifelong encumbrance.
2. a dependent person, esp. a child.
3. Law.a burden or claim on property, as a mortgage. Also,incumbrance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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