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Incumbency   /ɪnkˈəmbənsi/   Listen
Incumbency

noun
(pl. incumbencies)
1.
The term during which some position is held.  Synonyms: tenure, term of office.
2.
A duty that is incumbent upon you.
3.
The office of an incumbent.






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"Incumbency" Quotes from Famous Books



... a spirit and customarily so outspoken a speaker as Aunt Dilsey Turner, Judge Priest's black cook of many years' incumbency, saw fit somewhat to dissemble on the occasion of a call paid by Sister Eldora Menifee, who came dressed to kill and inspired by the zeal of the new convert to win yet other converts. Entering by way of the alley gate one fine forenoon, Sister Eldora found Aunt Dilsey sitting in the kitchen doorway ...
— Sundry Accounts • Irvin S. Cobb



Words linked to "Incumbency" :   billet, administration, place, spot, term, presidency, responsibility, incumbent, vice-presidency, duty, position, episcopate, office, obligation, berth, post, situation, presidential term, vice-presidential term



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