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incumbency

[ in-kuhm-buhn-see ]
/ ɪnˈkʌm bən si /
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noun, plural in·cum·ben·cies for 2-5.

the quality or state of being incumbent.
the position or term of an incumbent.
something that is incumbent.
a duty or obligation: my incumbencies as head of the organization.
Archaic. an incumbent weight or mass.

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Origin of incumbency

First recorded in 1600–10; incumb(ent) + -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for incumbency

incumbency
/ (ɪnˈkʌmbənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

the state or quality of being incumbent
the office, duty, or tenure of an incumbent
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