What does the word incumbent mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Frank R. Stockton
  3. And there's nothing more you feel it incumbent upon you to do for me? – Red Pepper Burns by Grace S. Richmond