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incumbency

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noun in·cum·ben·cy \in-ˈkəm-bən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of incumbency

  • : the time during which a person holds a particular office or position

  • : the state of holding a particular office or position

Full Definition of incumbency

plural in·cum·ben·cies

  1. 1 :  something that is incumbent :  duty

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being incumbent

  3. 3 :  the sphere of action or period of office of an incumbent

Examples of incumbency

  1. Hundreds of new jobs were created during her incumbency.

  2. the advantages of incumbency during an election

  3. a politician seeking to keep his incumbency



Circa 1608

First Known Use of incumbency

circa 1608



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