Definitions for "Encumber"
To impede the motion or action of, as with a burden; to retard with something superfluous; to weigh down; to obstruct or embarrass; as, his movements were encumbered by his mantle; his mind is encumbered with useless learning.
To burden a parcel of land with a lien or charge such as a mortgage.
The act of burdening a Pinelands Development Credit with a financial liability, such as pledging a PDC as security or collateral for a loan.
When we agree to pay for something, perhaps by ordering merchandise or accepting a bid, we mark the money we've promised to pay so it's not spent elsewhere. This is called encumbering funds. Funds you have encumbered are not yet spent, so they are tracked in a separate column in your accounting reports. Banner also calls them commitments.
Keywords:  claim, legal, load, debts, estate
To load with debts, or other legal claims; as, to encumber an estate with mortgages.
The placing of a legal claim on a property.
Keywords:  hold, order, funding, purchase, back
Hold funding for a specific purchase order