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in·cum·bent / inˈkəmbənt/ • adj. 1. (incumbent on/upon) necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility: it is incumbent on all decent people to concentrate on destroying this evil. 2. (of an official or regime) currently holding office: the incumbent president had been defeated. • n. the holder of an office or post.

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incumbent falling as a duty or obligation XVI; leaning or resting with its weight XVII. — prp. of L. incumbere lie or lean upon, apply oneself to, f. IN-1 + *cumbere, f. nasalized stem corr. to cubāre (cf. CUBICLE); see -ENT. The sb. use of ‘holder of an ecclesiastical benefice’ (XV) is peculiarly Eng.

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INCUMBENT

An individual who is in current possession of a particular office and who is legally authorized to discharge the duties of that office.

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incumbent Resting, or leaning upon a support.

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