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 ?
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.
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.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who initiated the Senate probe against Binay, earlier said that they would expose in the hearing the alleged ghost senior citizens of Makati during the incumbency of the Binays.
There is a lot of anti- incumbency and a win is unlikely.
I always wish for any president to succeed in bringing the most good to the biggest number of people during her or his incumbency. Presidents who were elected through mostly peaceful and orderly means deserve our prayers, at the very least, even if we didn't vote for them.
IT SEEMS the anti- incumbency against the Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD)- led state government and the Congress- led UPA government at the Centre is working in favour of the m dmi Party ( P) in Punjab.
Sources say that the Congress may not be able to get the 2009 mandate this time due to the anti- incumbency factor, Modi wave and the P effect.
If we see the voting patterns of the last 50 years, we find the anti- incumbency factor at play.
CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gained on two grounds -- first his development work and welfare schemes reached the targeted population, and second, the Congress' delayed decision on its leadership didn't allow it exploit the anti- incumbency factor.