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Incumbent

Updated: Nov 14

Pronunciation: [ in-kuhm-buhnt ]


Definition: noun; adjective

1 : the holder of an office or post

2 : necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility

Origin: 1375; Latin


Etymology: from Anglo-Latin incumbens, incumbent-, from Latin incumbere ‘lie or lean on’, from in- ‘upon’ + a verb related to cubare ‘lie’

Usage:


Synonyms:

  • holder

  • bearer

  • occupant

  • binding

  • office-holder

  • officer

Example: Gloria is our incumbent spokeswoman.

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