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Definition of "incumbrance" [in•cum•brance]

  • A burden; a thing that must be carried. (noun)
  • An interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage. (noun)

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Use "incumbrance" in a sentence
  • "But where? without going to the Western Country, I am unable, as yet to decide; as the best, if not all the Land I have on the East side of the Aleghanies are under Leases, or some kind of incumbrance or another."
  • "If you have an ambition to do anything in the world, or to be anything more than a plodding character in the tide of human life, see to it that the man whom you are to marry is one who is competent to aid you in the attainment of noble and useful things, instead of being an "incumbrance" and a hinderance."
  • "If she have children, the estate is considered to belong to them, while she is but an "incumbrance" upon it."