But it is also incumbent upon all of us to insist that nations like Iran and North Korea do not game the system.
Feeling it incumbent upon myself to reassure him, in classic feminine fashion, I chimed in: "I find her attractive myself."
And there's nothing more you feel it incumbent upon you to do for me?
That these duties are incumbent upon us is clear from every point of view.
But here, at Lame Gulch, he felt it incumbent upon him to enter as far as was practicable into the spirit of the piece.
Starting with personality it is not incumbent upon it to show how personality has been evolved.
Those few gentlemen of the neighbourhood who had felt it incumbent upon them to appear in person, had departed.
Calderon has not deemed it incumbent upon him to demand a card from Cadwallader.
It was incumbent upon the state to establish His guilt by two competent witnesses who agreed in all essential details.
What visiting of holy waters, other than the doing of your duty, is incumbent upon you?
early 15c., "person holding a church position," from Medieval Latin incumbentem (nominative incumbens) "holder of a church position," noun use of present participle of incumbere "to obtain or possess," from Latin incumbere "recline on," figuratively "apply oneself to," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + -cumbere "lie down," related to cubare "to lie" (see cubicle). Extended to holders of any office from 1670s.
1560s, in relation to duties or obligations, from Latin incumbentem (nominative incumbens), present participle of incumbere (see incumbent (n.)). The literal, physical sense is rare in English and first attested 1620s.
One who holds a public office. By virtue of their experience in office, their exposure to the public, and their ability to raise campaign funds, incumbents usually have a significant advantage over opponents if they choose to run for reelection.