encumbrance

  • 1 encumbrance — en·cum·brance also in·cum·brance /in kəm brəns/ n: a claim (as a lien) against property; specif: an interest or right (as an easement or a lease) in real property that may diminish the value of the estate but does not prevent the conveyance of… …

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  • 2 Encumbrance — is a legal term of art for anything that affects or limits the title of a property, such as mortgages, leases, easements, liens, or restrictions. Also, those considered as potentially making the title defeasible are also encumbrances. For example …

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  • 3 encumbrance — en‧cum‧brance [ɪnˈkʌmbrəns] noun [countable, uncountable] PROPERTY LAW something such as a mortgage, lease, or charge on property, that may cause difficulties when the property is passed on to someone else: • Most directors would like to keep the …

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  • 4 Encumbrance — En*cum brance, n. [Cf. OF. encombrance. Cf. {Incumbrance}.] 1. That which encumbers; a burden which impedes action, or renders it difficult and laborious; a clog; an impediment. See {Incumbrance}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Same as {Incumbrance}.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 encumbrance — early 14c., from O.Fr. encombrance, from encombrer (see ENCUMBER (Cf. encumber)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 encumbrance — [n] burden albatross, ball and chain*, cross, debt, duty, guilt, handicap, hindrance, impediment, load, millstone, monkey on one’s back*, obstruction, responsibility, saddle, thorn in one’s side*, weight, worry; concepts 532,690 …

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  • 7 encumbrance — ► NOUN 1) a burden or impediment. 2) Law a mortgage or other charge on property or assets …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 encumbrance — [en kum′brəns, inkum′ brəns] n. [ME & OFr encombraunce] 1. something that encumbers; hindrance; obstruction; burden 2. Rare a dependent, esp. a child 3. Law a lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage …

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  • 9 Encumbrance — A claim against a property by another party. Encumbrance usually impacts the transferability of the property and can restrict its free use until the encumberance is removed. The most common instances of an encumbrance occurs in real estate such… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 10 encumbrance — Incumbrance In*cum brance, n. [See {Encumbrance}.] [Written also {encumbrance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A burdensome and troublesome load; anything that impedes motion or action, or renders it difficult or laborious; clog; impediment; hindrance; check …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 encumbrance — /en kum breuhns/, 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.… …

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  • 12 encumbrance — [[t]ɪnkʌ̱mbrəns[/t]] encumbrances N COUNT An encumbrance is something or someone that encumbers you. Magdalena considered the past an irrelevant encumbrance. Syn: burden …

    English dictionary

  • 13 encumbrance — noun 1) he soon found the old equipment a great encumbrance Syn: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle, impediment, constraint, handicap, inconvenience, nuisance, disadvantage, drawback; literary trammel; archaic cumber 2) she knew she was an… …

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  • 14 encumbrance — UK [ɪnˈkʌmbrəns] / US noun [countable] Word forms encumbrance : singular encumbrance plural encumbrances formal something that prevents you from moving normally or from doing what you want to do …

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  • 15 encumbrance — Literally a hindrance, impediment, or obstruction, such as an object in a highway. 25 Am J1st High § 272. The significance in the law is that of any right to, or interest in land conveyed, which may subsist in a third party, to the diminution of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 encumbrance — įsipareigojimų vykdymo užtikrinimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis NATO – esamiems arba įrodomiesiems įsipareigojimams rezervuotų lėšų registravimas. atitikmenys: angl. encumbrance ryšiai: susijęs terminas – įsipareigojimas susijęs terminas… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 17 encumbrance — n. 1 a burden. 2 an impediment. 3 a mortgage or other charge on property. 4 an annoyance. Phrases and idioms: without encumbrance having no children. Etymology: ME f. OF encombrance (as ENCUMBER) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 encumbrance — noun Date: 1535 1. something that encumbers ; impediment, burden 2. a claim (as a mortgage) against property …

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  • 19 Encumbrance — Servitude (droit) La servitude est un concept juridique ancien, remontant au droit romain. Droit français Aujourd hui, la servitude est un service que rend un fonds (= terrain) dit servant à un fonds dit dominant. Il s agit bien d un service de… …

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  • 20 encumbrance — noun a) Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried. b) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or …

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