Etymology
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hindrance (n.)

mid-15c., a hybrid from hindren (see hinder (v.)) on model of French-derived words in -ance.

updated on July 17, 2015

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Definitions of hindrance from WordNet

hindrance (n.)
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress;
hindrance (n.)
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome;
hindrance (n.)
the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding;
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