non-impedimentary

impediment

[im-ped-uh-muhnt]
noun
1.
obstruction; hindrance; obstacle.
2.
any physical defect that impedes normal or easy speech; a speech disorder.
3.
Chiefly Ecclesiastical Law. a bar, usually of blood or affinity, to marriage: a diriment impediment.
4.
Usually, impediments. impedimenta.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impedīmentum. See impede, -ment

impedimental [im-ped-uh-men-tl] , impedimentary, adjective
nonimpedimental, adjective
nonimpedimentary, adjective


1. bar, encumbrance, check. See obstacle.


1. help, encouragement.
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impediment (ɪmˈpɛdɪmənt)
 
n , -ments, -menta
1.  a hindrance or obstruction
2.  a physical defect, esp one of speech, such as a stammer
3.  law an obstruction to the making of a contract, esp a contract of marriage by reason of closeness of blood or affinity
 
impedi'mental
 
adj
 
impedi'mentary
 
adj

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impediment
late 14c., from L. impedimentem "hindrance," from impedire "impede," lit. "to shackle the feet," from in- "in" + pes (gen. pedis) "foot."
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impediment im·ped·i·ment (ĭm-pěd'ə-mənt)
n.

  1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or an obstruction.

  2. An organic defect preventing clear articulation of speech.

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