- imposed on someone as an obligation, especially due to one's office
- Proper behavior is incumbent on all holders of positions of trust.
- (geology) resting on something else
- being the current holder of an office
- If the incumbent senator dies, he is replaced by a person appointed by the governor.
NounIncumbent (plural Incumbents)
- The current holder of an office, such as ecclesiastical benefice or a an elected office.
- (business) A holder of a position as supplier to a market or market segment that allows the holder to earn above-normal profits.
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- third-person plural future active indicative of incumbō