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impediments, plural;
  1. A hindrance or obstruction in doing something
    • - a serious impediment to scientific progress
  2. A defect in a person's speech, such as a lisp or stammer

  1. hindrance: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  2. obstruction: any structure that makes progress difficult
  3. An obstacle, or barrier, is an object, thing, action or situation that causes an obstruction, forms a barrier, creates a difficulty, a nuisance or a disorder to achieve concrete goals. ...
  4. A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress; Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta
  5. Loose debris that can be moved aside and away from your ball.
  6. That which "holds the feet." Hindrance; obstacle. Anything that inhibits or slows progress.
  7. An external circumstance or characteristic established by law as prohibiting a particular action. Although the term is most commonly found in marriage law it may also be found in relationship to other actions, for example, the reception of Orders.
  8. An obstacle that makes a person ineligible for performing an act or receiving a sacrament, e.g., Holy Orders or Matrimony.
  9. A disability or obstruction that prevents an individual from entering into a contract.
  10. (n) - hindrance, stumbling block
  11. something that hinders
  12. a hindrance or obstruction