incumbent on/upon

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of incumbent on/upon

formal
:necessary as a duty for (someone)
  • It is incumbent on us to help.
  • It is incumbent upon all employees to participate.

Word by Word Definitions

incumbent play
  1. : the holder of an office or ecclesiastical benefice

  2. : one that occupies a particular position or place

  1. : imposed as a duty : obligatory

  2. : having the status of an incumbent (see 1incumbent)

  3. : lying or resting on something else

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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