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impediment

Law an obstruction to the making of a contract, esp a contract of marriage by reason of closeness of blood or affinity
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In order to understand the subject proper, it would be impedimental to peep into the History of Pakistan, as a birds eye view, from Pre-Historic times to till the end of the rule of Emperor Asoka.
Communal tensions were exacerbated during the period of the Donoughmore constitution (19311947) because the Sinhalese desired further change and utilised the power they had obtained to improve the conditions of the Sinhalese electorates, while the minority groups, especially the Ceylon Tamils, felt neglected and 'dominated' and at every stage demanded safeguards which, however, were construed by the Sinhalese reformers as impedimental to the path of self-government.