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tr.v. em·bran·gled, em·bran·gling, em·bran·gles
To entangle; embroil.

[en- + dialectal brangle, to shake, waver, confuse (variant of branle, brandle, from French branler, from Old French brandeler, perhaps from brand, sword; see brandish).]

em·bran′gle·ment n.
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The condition of being entangled or implicated:
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Actually, the company started out as the Cosmopolitan Arms Company, the arms of which were involved embranglement of patents by Henry Gross assigned to Edward Gwyn, who partnered with the money man, Abner C.
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