incumbency


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in·cum·ben·cy

 (ĭn-kŭm′bən-sē)
n. pl. in·cum·ben·cies
1. The quality or condition of being incumbent.
2. Something incumbent; an obligation.
3.
a. The holding of an office or ecclesiastical benefice.
b. The term of an office or benefice.

incumbency

(ɪnˈkʌmbənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the state or quality of being incumbent
2. the office, duty, or tenure of an incumbent

in•cum•ben•cy

(ɪnˈkʌm bən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or state of being incumbent.
2. the position or term of an incumbent.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incumbency - the term during which some position is held
term - a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
presidency, presidential term, administration - the tenure of a president; "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"
vice-presidency, vice-presidential term - the tenure of a vice president
episcopate - the term of office of a bishop
2.incumbency - a duty that is incumbent upon you
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
3.incumbency - the office of an incumbent
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

incumbency

noun
The holding of something, such as a position:
Translations

incumbency

[ɪnˈkʌmbənsɪ] N (frm)
1. (= being in office) → ocupación f del cargo
the benefits of incumbencylos beneficios de ocupar el cargo
2. (Rel) → beneficio m

incumbency

n
(Eccl) → Pfründe f
(form: = tenure of office) → Amtszeit f
(form, = obligation) → Obliegenheit f (form), → Verpflichtung f

incumbency

[ɪnˈkʌmbnsɪ] n (tenure) → incarico
References in classic literature ?
Much and deservedly to my own discredit, therefore, and considerably to the detriment of my official conscience, they continued, during my incumbency, to creep about the wharves, and loiter up and down the Custom-House steps.
My father was a clergyman of the north of England, who was deservedly respected by all who knew him; and, in his younger days, lived pretty comfortably on the joint income of a small incumbency and a snug little property of his own.
The last quotation makes it clear that he felt that incumbency should be the main determining factor.
Just prior to his appointment, Starr had announced he was at work on friend-of-the-court brief in the Paula Jones case the brief was to argue that Clinton's incumbency did not shield him from civil lawsuits.
However, the corporate voting process, according to Grundfest, is "designed to keep the shareholders' role as minimal as possible so that boards of directors maximize the benefits of incumbency and maintain the appearance of consent by the governed while eliminating the possibility of any dissent by those whose consent is actually required,
The online Social Networking market is emerging from an immature period of competitive dislocation to one of market maturity, in which clear user needs and platform value propositions have emerged, paving the way for incumbency, scalability and successful monetization.
FOR HARYANA Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, there is " no anti- incumbency factor" to worry about in the Assembly elections.
Senator Ekweremadu, who said steps were being taken to strengthen the electoral system by curbing incumbency interference and impunity, stated that the Senate would also guard against acts by self-serving individuals that may want to truncate the nation s democracy.
The lawyer sought court's order against the president's dual incumbency, saying that the President's House had become the center of political activities.
How to overcome the power of incumbency in election campaigns.
He pointed out that the Punjab Chief Minister is running the province on the strength of a court stay order and the people of Punjab have been awaiting the courts decision on his incumbency for almost three years.
The world of education is complex, nuanced, fraught with incumbency, and a worst-case scenario for its stakeholders because unlike say astrophysics, everyone feels justified in claiming domain expertise because they went to school or have kids who are now in school.