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
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
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
English > incumbent: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcurrently holding an office.
Example"the incumbent governor"
Broadercurrentoccurring in or belonging to the present time
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.
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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