Definition of Incumbency

1. Noun. The term during which some position is held.

Exact synonyms: Tenure, Term Of Office
Generic synonyms: Term
Specialized synonyms: Administration, Presidency, Presidential Term, Vice-presidency, Vice-presidential Term, Episcopate
Derivative terms: Incumbent, Tenure



2. Noun. A duty that is incumbent upon you.
Generic synonyms: Duty, Obligation, Responsibility

3. Noun. The office of an incumbent.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Derivative terms: Incumbent

Definition of Incumbency

1. n. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.

Definition of Incumbency

1. Noun. The state of being incumbent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incumbency

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Medical Definition of Incumbency

1. Origin: From Incumbent. 1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something. 2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight. 3. That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility. "The incumbencies of a family." 4. The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office. "These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency." (Swift) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incumbency

inculpableness
inculpably
inculpate
inculpated
inculpates
inculpating
inculpation
inculpations
inculpative
inculpatory
incult
incultivated
incultivation
inculturation
incumbencies
incumbency (current term)
incumbent
incumbent on(p)
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incumbents
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incumbered
incumbering
incumberingly
incumberment
incumberments
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incumbrance
incumbrancer
incumbrancers

Literary usage of Incumbency

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1. The Book of Church Law: Being an Exposition of the Legal Rights and Duties by John Henry Blunt (1876)
"Repairs during incumbency. The incumbent is bound to keep the parsonage-house in good repair during his incumbency, since he holds it not only for his own ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"... duty,and the church was beginning to fill with undergraduates when he received from trustees the oner of the incumbency of Trinity Chapel, Brighton. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"This position he held until his death, and during his incumbency he wrote Lettre à un ami, considérations politiques, philosophiques et religieuses sur la ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"Lengthened and baneful incumbency of the Emperor's plan. the General deferred to the wish of his Sovereign with any degree of reluctance. ..."

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