Definition of "encumbrance"
  1. A claim or restriction, such as a mortgage, lien, or easement, that affects a property's use or transfer
How to use "encumbrance" in a sentence
  1. The bank placed an encumbrance on the property due to an unpaid mortgage.
  2. The city’s easement was an encumbrance on the land making future development impossible.
  3. The tax lien acted as an encumbrance, stopping the owner from selling their house.

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