Impediment

Definition of Impediment

Im`ped´i`ment
n.1.That which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect.
Thus far into the bowels of the land
Have we marched on without impediment.
- Shak.
Impediment in speech
a defect which prevents distinct utterance.
The eloquence of Demosthenes was to Philip of Macedon, a difficulty to be met with his best resources, an obstacle to his own ambition, and an impediment in his political career.
- C. J. Smith.
v. t.1.To impede.

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