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Impediment

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.

impediment

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

impediment

an obstruction to the making of a contract or a marriage by reason of closeness of blood or affinity.
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The sleigh was easily breed across so slight an impediment, and before Richard became conscious of his danger one-half of the vehicle Was projected over a precipice, which fell perpendicularly more than a hundred feet.
Patient of toil, not to be disheartened by impediments and disappointments, fertile in expedients, and versed in every mode of humoring and conquering the wayward current, they would ply every exertion, sometimes in the boat, sometimes on shore, sometimes in the water, however cold; always alert, always in good humor; and, should they at any time flag or grow weary, one of their popular songs, chanted by a veteran oarsman, and responded to in chorus, acted as a never- failing restorative.
HE THAT hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
He moved to the opposite side of the room, where there were fewer impediments in the shape of furniture.
The inquest was the first of the impediments in the way of my freedom of action.
The vertical axis of Figure 3 shows the fourteen impediments; the horizontal axis shows the typology, suggesting situational per impediment.
Helen Love, director of Cardiff-based speech therapy organisation Cardiff Speech and Drama, said the headline was "not helpful" for the many people who struggle to come to terms with their impediment.
And all this week's "jokes" about Hodgson's speech impediment have done is confirm that it's OK to mock them 'cos - hey, it's funny.
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I once heard stammering called a delightful impediment.