impedimenta

[ im-ped-uh-men-tuh ]
/ ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə /

plural noun

baggage or other things that retard one's progress, as supplies carried by an army: the impedimenta of the weekend skier.

Nearby words

  1. impecunious,
  2. impedance,
  3. impedance matching,
  4. impede,
  5. impediment,
  6. impedor,
  7. impel,
  8. impellent,
  9. impeller,
  10. impend

Origin of impedimenta

1590–1600; < Latin, plural of impedīmentum impediment

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British Dictionary definitions for impedimenta

impedimenta

/ (ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə) /

pl n

the baggage and equipment carried by an army
any objects or circumstances that impede progress

Word Origin for impedimenta

C16: from Latin, plural of impedīmentum hindrance; see impede

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Word Origin and History for impedimenta

impedimenta

n.

"traveling equipment," c.1600, from Latin impedimenta "luggage, baggage," literally "that by which one is impeded;" plural of impedimentum (see impediment).

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