Encumbrance Definition

ĕn-kŭmbrəns
encumbrances
noun
encumbrances
Something that encumbers; hindrance; obstruction; burden.
Webster's New World
A dependent, esp. a child.
Webster's New World
A lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage.
Webster's New World
A financial obligation, such as a mortgage, that is attached to or burdens a property right and is transferred with that right.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Encumbrance

Noun

Singular:
encumbrance
Plural:
encumbrances

Origin of Encumbrance

  • From Old French encombrance, from encombrer.

    From Wiktionary

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