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Pronunciation:  in'kumbunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the office of an incumbent
  2. [n]  a duty that is incumbent upon you
  3. [n]  the term during which some position is held

INCUMBENCY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: tenure, term of office
 See Also: administration, berth, duty, obligation, office, place, position, post, presidency, presidential term, responsibility, situation, spot, term



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*cum"ben*cy\, n.; pl. {Incumbencies}. [From
1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on

2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a
   burden; a weight. --Evelyn.

3. That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule,
   a duty, obligation, or responsibility. ``The incumbencies
   of a family.'' --Donne.

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.

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