plural noun
baggage or other things that retard one's progress, as supplies carried by an army: the impedimenta of the weekend skier.

1590–1600; < Latin, plural of impedīmentum impediment Unabridged
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impedimenta (ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə)
pl n
1.  the baggage and equipment carried by an army
2.  any objects or circumstances that impede progress
3.  a plural of impediment
[C16: from Latin, plural of impedīmentum hindrance; see impede]

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Such archaic hunting impedimenta are now much in demand by collectors.
These impedimenta did not al-ways betoken a thrilling story and a sincere conversion.
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