Definition of superincumbent
: lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else
Origin of superincumbent
Latin superincumbent-, superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere to lie on top of, from super- + incumbere to lie down on — more at incumbent
First Known Use: 1664
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