WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
im•ped•i•men•ta  (im ped′ə mentə),USA pronunciation n.pl. 
  1. baggage or other things that retard one's progress, as supplies carried by an army:the impedimenta of the weekend skier.
  • Latin, plural of impedīmentum impediment
  • 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

impedimenta /ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntə/ pl n
  1. the baggage and equipment carried by an army
  2. a plural of impediment
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin, plural of impedīmentum hindrance; see impede



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