incumbent on/upon

Definition of incumbent on/upon


  1. :  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

  1. :  the holder of an office or ecclesiastical benefice

    :  one that occupies a particular position or place

  1. :  imposed as a duty :  obligatory

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

    :  occupying a specified office

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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