One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To relieve of a burden, impediment, or encumbrance; to disencumber. Frequently with of, from. Now rare.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From dis- + cumber, after Middle French descombrer, decombrer (French décombrer) to remove an encumbrance or impediment.
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