Etymology
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impedimenta (n.)

"traveling equipment," c. 1600, from Latin impedimenta "luggage, military baggage," literally "hindrances," on the notion of "that by which one is impeded;" plural of impedimentum "hindrance" (see impediment).

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Definitions of impedimenta

impedimenta (n.)
the baggage and equipment carried by an army;
impedimenta (n.)
any structure that makes progress difficult;
Synonyms: obstruction / obstructor / obstructer / impediment
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