The definition of an impediment is an obstacle or something that prevents action.(noun)
An example of impediment is a rain storm for a ball game.
See impediment in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L impedimentum, hindrance
See impediment in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin impedīmentum
Origin: , from impedīre, to impede; see impede.
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