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superincumbent

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adjective su·per·in·cum·bent \-in-ˈkəm-bənt\

Definition of superincumbent

  1. :  lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else

superincumbently

adverb


Origin and Etymology 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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