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Objects, such as provisions or baggage, that impede or encumber.

[Latin impedīmenta, pl. of impedīmentum, impediment; see impediment.]


pl n
1. (Military) the baggage and equipment carried by an army
2. any objects or circumstances that impede progress
3. a plural of impediment3
[C16: from Latin, plural of impedīmentum hindrance; see impede]


(ɪmˌpɛd əˈmɛn tə)
things that impede one; bulky equipment.
[1590–1600; < Latin, pl. of impedīmentum impediment]


 the equipment and baggage of an army; the sum total of burdens or other things that weigh or slow one down. See also dunnage, fardage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impedimenta - any structure that makes progress difficultimpedimenta - any structure that makes progress difficult
bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
blockade - prevents access or progress
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
2.impedimenta - the baggage and equipment carried by an army
baggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an army


[ɪmˌpedɪˈmentə] NPLimpedimenta f


(inf)(unnötiges) Gepäck
(Mil) → Tross m


[ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə] n (frm) → impedimenti mpl
References in classic literature ?
Then after a pause he remarked, more amiably: "I suppose if I regretted any of my own impedimenta, it would be the pipe.
Katharine had a sense of impedimenta accumulating on all sides of her.
There were motor trucks and ox teams and all the impedimenta of a small army and always there were wounded men walking or being carried toward the rear.
One thousand fighting men there were, with squires and other servants, and five hundred sumpter beasts to transport their tents and other impedimenta, and bring back the loot.
It was through this glass that Raffles had first seen the light; and he now proceeded to take out a pane, with the diamond, the pot of treacle, and the sheet of brown paper which were seldom omitted from his impedimenta.
New processes were added, delays, renewal of discussion on issues long decided and other impedimenta arose in what had been satisfactory relationships.
Dentro de ese contexto general, interpretan el signum equitum como propiamente cantabro a partir de los paralelos conocidos (La Ulana 1) y explican su presencia en la zona como parte de la impedimenta de un contingente de montaneses que habrian participado en los hechos belicos alli desarrollados (Fernandez Vega y Bolado 2009: 334).
Es importante recordar que llevaban para la impedimenta un carro, razon por la cual buscaban el terreno menos quebrado posible.
facilitating the entry of compensatory trade in exotic materials, luxury items, cultural influence of the most varied kinds, personalities from varied origin and especially troops, supplies and impedimenta.
What a lovely life I would be living if all the impedimenta were cleared from my path and I were free to skip along it just being me.
In a statement to SUNA, Shugar said that dialogue id the single means for solving Sudan political crises and surpassing the impedimenta and challenges.
The couple are to have moved layers of se ceilings, lls and floors d six decades of "institutional impedimenta to reveal the original country ouse beneath".