HyperDic: incumbent

English > 4 senses of the word incumbent:
NOUNperson incumbent, officeholderthe official who holds an office
ADJECTIVEallincumbentlying or leaning on something else
allincumbentnecessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility
allincumbentcurrently holding an office
incumbent > pronunciation
Soundsihnkah'mbahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > incumbent: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglying or leaning on something else.
Example"an incumbent geological formation"
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
Broadersuperjacentlying immediately above or on something else
Catalanincumbent
English > incumbent: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningNecessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding.
Example"it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts"
Broadernecessaryabsolutely essential
Catalanincumbent
English > incumbent: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcurrently holding an office.
Example"the incumbent governor"
Broadercurrentoccurring in or belonging to the present time
Spanishtitular
Catalanincumbent
Nounsincumbencythe office of an incumbent
incumbencythe term during which some position is held
English > incumbent: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe official who holds an office.
Synonymofficeholder
Narroweroffice-bearerThe person who holds an office
BroaderholderA person who holds something
official, functionaryA worker who holds or is invested with an office
Spanishencargado, funcionario, titular
Catalanencarregat, titular

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