hindrance


noun

  1. an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like.
  2. the state of being hindered.
  3. a person or thing that hinders.

noun

  1. an obstruction or snag; impediment
  2. the act of hindering; prevention
n.

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

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