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The Greek Government had put no impediment in the way of arbitration.

A child born to an unmarried woman is no impediment to her marriage.

Is the body an impediment, or not, if any one takes it with him as a partner in the search?

Perhaps I have had my own impediment, apart from our love for Paul.

When she spoke of marriage with Paul, I hinted at an impediment.

She was thinking of what Hugh Ritson had said of an impediment to their marriage.

You did, indeed, and I'm certain I never threw any impediment in the way of it.

The governor found Orion Clemens an impediment to this policy.

He was a Spaniard and seemed to have an impediment in speaking English.

It will turn off at every switch, and fly off at every turn or impediment.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin impedimentem "hindrance," from impedire "impede," literally "to shackle the feet," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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