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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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The Analysis of Impediments evaluates barriers to housing choice and is linked to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Mr Morupisi said President Masisi had emphasised the need to immediately do away with impediments towards doing business in the country.
He said that it seems impediments to relations with Iran should be studied inside EU and Europeans should use the chance available in the best possible manner.
Because of these impediments, he said businesses remained small because they are constrained from expanding their markets.
And by the end of November, Cyprus must have in place a "time-bound action plan" removing impediments for lenders to file for, and obtain, an attachment [seizure] of financial assets and earnings of delinquent borrowers.
He said there is need to build mutual confidence to overcome the impediments in barter trade and commodity exchanges enabling the two countries to benefit from their proximity and neighborhood.
He said there is need to build mutual confidence to overcome the impediments in barter trade and commodity exchanges facilities enabling the two countries to benefit from their proximity and neighborhood.
He then carefully develops a lexicon for his discussion, noting the semantic difference between pathologies of love and impediments to loving, and distinguishing them from the more commonly characterized problems with sex.
Impediments to the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide
This trial addresses one of the This impediments to the routine use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) since it was first performed in 1958: lack of efficacy data from randomized controlled trials The results support an earlier systematic review of uncontrolled case series in which the overall response rates of FMT were 80% through the stomach/small intestine and 92% through colonoscopy/enema.
Together, these developments and observations lead us to our research question, namely: What are the main impediments to collaborative purchasing among Dutch hospitals and how can IT help in addressing them?
However, speech impediments affect 1.2 million children in the UK who as a result often get bashed, bullied and become isolated.