Part of speech: noun

One who holds an office.

Part of speech: adjective

Required; obligatory.

Part of speech: adjective

Resting upon something.

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Usage examples "incumbent":

  1. It provided that the then incumbent District Judges should continue to be the Judges of the new Districts according to their respective numbers. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
  2. Although I had apartments of my own, I really lived in my grandmother's house; and of course it was incumbent upon me to consult her upon this subject. - "The House of Martha", Frank R. Stockton.
  3. And there's nothing more you feel it incumbent upon you to do for me? - "Red Pepper Burns", Grace S. Richmond.