Origin of incumbent
OTHER WORDS FROM incumbentin·cum·bent·ly, adverban·ti-in·cum·bent, adjective, nounnon·in·cum·bent, noun, adjective
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How to use incumbent in a sentence
A couple of years ago, Aurora's plan was to supply self-driving software and sensors to automaking incumbents.Toyota partners with startup Aurora to develop self-driving taxis|Timothy B. Lee|February 9, 2021|Ars Technica
“It’s incumbent on the Justice Department, if it wants to restore that confidence, to act quickly” to hold the most violent Capitol rioters accountable, he added.
In 2020, Republicans lost the majority but held their open seats, instead losing several incumbents.Republican Sen. Richard C. Shelby announces he will retire in 2022|Colby Itkowitz, Erica Werner|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
“Given the reports and the seriousness that some of those reports brought to bear, I believe that it's incumbent upon us in the Legislature to review our taxing methods for harvested timber,” Witt said.“We Have Counties in Deep Trouble”: Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions|by Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting|February 5, 2021|ProPublica
The United States, an important military ally, is said to be considering censuring the supposed victor, incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, over allegations of violence and election fraud.Myanmar: How repressive regimes quash dissent with Internet shutdowns|Robert Hackett|February 2, 2021|Fortune
Twelve incumbent governors who publicly support Common Core easily won re-election.
When Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson opted not to run again, Love won by several thousand votes in the 2014 midterms.
Actually, Brown lost the Senate race to Democrat incumbent Jean Shaheen because Scott once posed nude for Cosmo.
The result was that the three-term incumbent pulled off a solid 10-point win.Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Democratic incumbent was doing fine with local issues until her opponent used the ISIS beheadings to turn the tide.
Then he got slowly upon his knees, and, gently removing the incumbent folds of canvas, looked out.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
The observance is incumbent on an individual in a certain condition; but his heart is against it.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Doubtless he had felt it incumbent on himself to sing my praises, for he had always been blind to my faults.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
His lordship said that it was incumbent upon the house to come to a decision upon the question.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Sire, the title of most Christian king is not a vain one; it makes an ardent zeal for religion incumbent on its possessor.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for incumbent
Derived forms of incumbentincumbently, adverb
Word Origin for incumbent
Cultural definitions for incumbent
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.