Origin of impediment
Examples from the Web for impediment
The problem, of course, is that democracy can itself become an impediment to peace.The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits|Jacob Heilbrunn|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jeter chased for it madly, maniacally, refusing to let anything act as an impediment.Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game|Buzz Bissinger|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our need for a national story, a one-size-fits-all number, is an impediment to dealing with very real issues that affect us.
Only to find that weather was an impediment to lots of folks.
The defendant was a disruptive force at trial and an impediment to his own defense.The Slain Policeman's Widow in the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Speaks|Michael Smerconish|November 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The impediment in speech made it impossible for Mrs. Inchbald to succeed greatly as an actress.Nature and Art|Mrs. Inchbald
It ought to be very smooth on its surface, so as to offer no impediment to the bow-string.
Therefore it must be shown (at any risk) that the law is no impediment in the way of a tyrannical landlord.
To overcome this impediment, we ascend into the top of some lofty tree.
They will be an impediment instead of an assistance to the progressive movement of a Phalanx.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for impediment
Word Origin and History for impediment
c.1400, from Latin impedimentem "hindrance," from impedire "impede," literally "to shackle the feet," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).