Examples of incumbency in a Sentence
Hundreds of new jobs were created during her incumbency.
the advantages of incumbency during an election
a politician seeking to keep his incumbency
Recent Examples of incumbency from the Web
All three challengers are making their campaign for office, and are facing candidates who have not only the power of incumbency behind them, but experience in re-election efforts.
The new representative will have the advantage of incumbency against any Republican challenger in 2019.
There are a lot of reasons for this structural G.O.P. advantage, like partisan gerrymandering, the inefficient distribution of Democrats in heavily Democratic cities, and the benefit of incumbency.
The officials said in their appeal that the Republican advantage was a reflection of the concentration of Democrats in urban areas, as well as the benefits of GOP incumbency.
Yarbrough also could make something of a claim to incumbency.
With the power of the incumbency and a head start on his opponents, the President has everything going for him -- except his own big mouth.
The selling points that have made their candidates so successful — anti-incumbency, a more economically focused message — could work against them in 2018.
And oncoming administrations don't get a head-start before the end of the current president's incumbency.
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First Known Use of incumbency
Synonymsburden, charge, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, obligation, need, office, responsibility
Related Wordsoath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onus
Near Antonymsgrace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection
INCUMBENCY Defined for English Language Learners
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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