noun, plural in·cum·ben·cies for 2–5.
Examples from the Web for incumbency
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
The President, in his incumbency, didn't have to do a thing to own the middle ground.
For Romney, however, giving poor people health care represents “the power of incumbency.”Fox News Interview Shows Mitt Romney Still Doesn’t Get Why He Lost|Peter Beinart|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even with all of the advantages of incumbency, President Obama is vulnerable.
Scandal may be forgiven, and incumbency has its uses, particularly if veteran legislators deliver for their constituents.
In 1841 there served one Mr. Moore, who was reappointed, and in 1842 Edward Waters began an incumbency of two years.
During the six years of Mr. Brents' incumbency the territory was making tremendous strides.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
If your annals take any notice of my incumbency, I shall probably go down to posterity as the Rector who was always beaten.Science and Education|Thomas H. Huxley
This “in memoriam” act was done out of affection and not because the incumbency was changing hands.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
My lady always loved her own way, but she had worked harmoniously with Mr. Hutton through his year's incumbency.The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax|Harriet Parr