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impediment

(ĭm-pĕd′ə-mənt)
n.
1.
a. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
b. Law Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
2. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.

im·ped′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl), im·ped′i·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē) adj.
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He was trying to speak to the officers but he had a speech impediment and was struggling to get his words out," said his solicitor Helen Sabiston.
In fact corruption is impediment on the way to development', he said this in his tweet.
Immediately, the man's ears are opened, and his speech impediment is removed.
Earlier, the President sought a determination from the Supreme Court whether he has any impediment to be elected to the office of President for a further term by appealing to the people for a mandate after his second term in office.
The vertical axis of Figure 3 shows the fourteen impediments; the horizontal axis shows the typology, suggesting situational per impediment.
And all this week's "jokes" about Hodgson's speech impediment have done is confirm that it's OK to mock them 'cos - hey, it's funny.
Yesterday's follow-up story in the tabloid, carrying the headline: "Wossy: Roy Row is Ruddy Ridiculous", accused critics of having a "sense of humour failure" and included supportive quotes from television presenter Jonathan Ross - who famously has the same impediment - defending the story.
We don't know what we're going to have to pay out for health care in the next two or three years," Cummings said of the textile and synthetic fiber producer, which employs roughly 400 people, "so that's an impediment to us as far as hiring goes, to understand what that cost's going to be.
An extraordinary 51 percent who think uncertainty is an impediment to growth (38 percent of the small-employer population) blame the current political situation at least in part as obstructing their growth.
And in order to help your children cure their impediment you need to understand the sense of loss that they will feel as well.
EARLIER this month I mentioned the tragic death of Rory Storm (Alan Caldwell) and the most terrible impediment in his speech which may have contributed to his state of mind.