impediment


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to impediment: Speech impediment

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
'There is no longer a legal impediment for investors to undertake oil and natural gas explorations now that the arbitration court in Singapore has finally resolved the $1.1 billion tax case between Shell Philippines Exploration BV (SPEx) and the government,' Sen.
KARACHI -- Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Farrukh Sabzwari has said that the Commission will take all possible measures to facilitate the business community by removing the regulatory impediments.
but we are still facing legal impediments and working towards that,' he said, adding that the efforts made was a move towards becoming a first world parliament.
Pushing for peace in the war-torn country, Zabihullah Mujahid, the group's spokesperson, said in an online statement released on Saturday that representatives of the Taliban informed ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad that the presence of foreign forces in the country was the biggest impediment to achieving sustainable peace in Afghanistan.
"There is no legal impediment but the President has previously decided that he will await action of the regional trial court but I do not want to preempt the President on whatever position he may have now.
District authorities have been asked to rally behind President Mokgweetsi Masisi's roadmap which aims at removing impediments that frustrate doing business in Botswana.
"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.
A TEENAGER with a stammer took a leaf out of singer Gareth Gates' book and has now conquered his speech impediment. Like Gates, Daniel Reid's stammer caused him no end of distress - but his life changed for the better thanks to a programme of daily breathing exercises.
11 -- The Supreme Court conveyed yesterday afternoon to Sri Lanka President its decision by a full Bench of its Judges on the referral by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on whether there was any impediment for him to contest the Presidential election for a third time.
The first scenario aimed to concretize and validate one whole impediment (lack of trust in one or more group members' competencies) and the associated IT solutions for all group types, in other words one complete row in the e-HCP model.
JONATHAN Ross says all the mickey taking over Roy Hodgson's speech impediment is just a joke and should be taken in the spirit of fun it was intended.