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Adjective
Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility
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“Indeed, the prayer is a duty incumbent on the faithful to be discharged at appointed hours.”
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Imposed on someone as an obligation, especially due to one's office
“A change in anyone's government gets far more attention than an election that returns the incumbent government to office.”
Adjective
Attached to and working regularly for a particular institution
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Inactive
Noun
The holder of an office or post
“Later Prime Ministers were unwilling to challenge those interests; the present incumbent may be unable to do so.”
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Person who resides in a place
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An Anglican cleric having full legal control of a parish under ecclesiastical law
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Elected official waiting to leave office
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A person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department
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