incumbency

incumbency

[in-kuhm-buhn-see]
noun, plural incumbencies for 2–5.
1.
the quality or state of being incumbent.
2.
the position or term of an incumbent.
3.
something that is incumbent.
4.
a duty or obligation: my incumbencies as head of the organization.
5.
Archaic. an incumbent weight or mass.

Origin:
1600–10; incumb(ent) + -ency

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incumbency (ɪnˈkʌmbənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  the state or quality of being incumbent
2.  the office, duty, or tenure of an incumbent

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