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incumbency

[in-kuhm-buh n-see] /ɪnˈkʌm bən si/
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
1600-1610
1600-10; incumb(ent) + -ency
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incumbency

/ɪnˈkʌmbənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
the state or quality of being incumbent
2.
the office, duty, or tenure of an incumbent
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Word Origin and History for incumbency
n.

c.1600, from incumbent + -cy.

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