not impeded, slowed down, or retarded; free to move, advance, or go forward.
having few or no burdens or obligations.
not burdened or weighed down, as with bulky or heavy objects.

Origin of unencumbered

Related formsun·en·cum·ber·ing, adjective
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not burdened, impeded, or hampered
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Word Origin and History for unencumbered

1722, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of encumber.

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