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cumbrance

[ kuhm-bruhns ]
/ ˈkʌm brəns /
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noun
trouble; bother.
burden; encumbrance.
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Origin of cumbrance

1275–1325; Middle English combraunce, aphetic variant of acombraunce defeat, harassment; see encumbrance
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British Dictionary definitions for cumbrance

cumbrance
/ (ˈkʌmbrəns) /

noun
a burden, obstacle, or hindrance
trouble or bother
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