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.

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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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