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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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He said attitudes did improve among adults, compared to children, but that there was still a "great deal to do" in Wales to improve acceptance of people with speech impediments.
But a tabloid attempt to poke fun at the speech impediment of the new England manager has been met with a storm of protest - after it was accused of being disrespectful to Roy Hodgson for a headline parodying his speech impediment.
She said that attitude had changed around disabilities and impediments compared to 30 to 40 years ago, and that more people now wouldn't make fun of a speech impediment as it is recognised in the same way as any other impairment.
That groundswell of understanding was boosted further with the blockbuster film The King's Speech, based on the struggles of King George VI with a speech impediment, which earned a haul of four Oscars.
KING'S SPEECH THE story of how King George VI battled a speech impediment to deliver a radio address on the eve of World War II is the subject of a new film.
It follows the true story of how the young Prince Albert, known affectionately to the general public as Bertie, battled with a speech impediment which had haunted him since childhood.
Colin Firth as Bertie (King George VI) in The King's Speech, which follows the story of how the present Queen's father battled to overcome a speech impediment with the help of a therapist
More than 3 million Californians who are deaf, hard of hearing or suffer from speech impediments will communicate more easily with emergency 911 operators under an agreement announced Thursday by Attorney General Janet Reno.
JONATHAN Ross says all the mickey taking over Roy Hodgson's speech impediment is just a joke and should be taken in the spirit of fun it was intended.
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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