Encumbered(redirected from encumberedly)
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Describing securities or assets that are subject to one or more liens. That is, encumbered securities belong to one person or entity but are subject to a claim by another. Encumbered securities or assets may not be sold until the lien or debt on them is satisfied. One of the most common encumbered assets is a house with a mortgage. A homeowner may not sell the house until the mortgage is paid off (though, in practice, the proceeds from the sale of the house pay off the mortgage).