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A disability or obstruction that prevents an individual from entering into a contract.

Infancy, for example, is an impediment in making certain contracts. Impediments to marriage include such factors as consanguinity between the parties or an earlier marriage that is still valid.


noun bar, barrier, block, blockade, brake, burden, censorship, check, clog, complication, constraint, counteraction, damper, delay, deterrent, deterrence, difficulty, disability, disadvantage, discouragement, drawback, encumbrance, estoppel, fetter, frustration, hammer, hampering, handicap, hindrance, holdback, impasse, imposition, inconvenience, inhibition, interference, interruption, limitation, load, objection, obstruction, obtrusion, opposition, preclusion, prevention, prohibition, resistance, restraint, retardation, retardment, setback, shackle, snag, stop, stoppage, stumbling block, trammel
Associated concepts: absolute impediment, detrimental immediment, impediment to a legal remedy, legal impediient, prohibitive impediments, relative impediments
Foreign phrases: Non valet impedimentum quod de jure non sortitur effectum.An impediment which has no effect in law is of no force. Remoto impedimento, emergit actio. The impediment being removed, the action comes to life.
See also: bar, barrier, blockade, burden, censorship, check, complication, constraint, damper, delay, deterrence, disadvantage, drawback, encumbrance, estoppel, fetter, filibuster, frustration, halt, handicap, hindrance, impasse, imposition, incumbrance, interruption, obstacle, obstruction, onus, predicament, prohibition, restraint, restriction


an obstruction to the making of a contract or a marriage by reason of closeness of blood or affinity.
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Kavey has worked diligently to ensure her independence and success and today, she is now self-mobile, without speech impediments and free of motor difficulty.
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