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incumber

[in-kuhm-ber] /ɪnˈkʌm bər/
verb (used with object)
1.
Related forms
unincumbered, adjective
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  • Soon after the famine, the incumbered Estates Act was passed, by which the creditors of incumbered landlords could force a sale.

    Is Ulster Right? Anonymous
  • His practice was not extensive, and he was incumbered with a wife and large family.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • In short, the whole service was incumbered with absurdities, which no one noticed because they were old.

    Captains of Industry James Parton
  • The shore is deformed with mud, and incumbered with a forest of reeds.

    Wieland; or The Transformation Charles Brockden Brown
  • Archaic spelling of 'incumbered' and 'incumbrance' retained; one occurrence of 'encumbered' also retained Pg 19 et al.

  • The city's bonded debt is in their hands; by them the city is taxed and incumbered.

    Elements of Debating Leverett S. Lyon
  • But the translator of a living author is incumbered with additional inconveniences.

    The Piccolomini Friedrich Schiller
  • We must not be incumbered with pack-mules on an expedition of this sort.

    Mr. Fortescue William Westall
  • The giant insisted on making the jaunt on foot, saying he did not wish to be incumbered with a horse.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • He found him at home, but the hall so incumbered with trunks and boxes, that there was scarce a passage to the parlour-door.

British Dictionary definitions for incumbered

incumber

/ɪnˈkʌmbə/
verb
1.
a less common spelling of encumber
Derived Forms
incumberingly, adverb
incumbrance, noun
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