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Adjective: incumbent  in'kúm-bunt
  1. (geology) lying or leaning on something else
    "an incumbent geological formation"
  2. Necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding
    "it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts"
  3. Currently holding an office
    "the incumbent governor";
    - sitting
Noun: incumbent  in'kúm-bunt
  1. The official who holds an office
    - officeholder

Derived forms: incumbents

See also: current, necessary, superjacent

Type of: functionary, holder, official

Encyclopedia: Incumbent