incumbency

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

Definition of incumbency

plural

incumbencies

  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 in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of incumbency from the Web

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First Known Use of incumbency

circa 1608


INCUMBENCY Defined for English Language Learners

incumbency

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Definition of incumbency for English Language Learners

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

  • : the state of holding a particular office or position



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