What is the meaning of incumbent?

noun

adjective

  • Lying or leaning on something else.
    • usage: "an incumbent geological formation"
  • Necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding.
    • usage: "it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts"
  • Currently holding an office.
    • usage: "the incumbent governor"
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APAWordNet. (2010). incumbent. Retrieved October 17, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/incumbent/definitions/1176416
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "incumbent" http://smartdefine.org/incumbent/definitions/1176416 (accessed October 17, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, incumbent, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/incumbent/definitions/1176416>.
MLAWordNet. "incumbent" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 October 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/incumbent/definitions/1176416>
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