Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    See Encumber.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To incumber land is to make it subject to a charge or liability; e. g., by mortgaging it. Incumbrances include not only mortgages and other voluntary charges, but also liens, lites pendentes, registered judgments, and writs of execution, etc. Sweet. See Newhali v. Insurance Co., 52 Me. 181.