[soo-per-in-kuhm-buh nt]
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Origin of superincumbent

1655–65; < Latin superincumbent- (stem of superincumbēns), present participle of superincumbere to lean over; see super-, incumbent
Related formssu·per·in·cum·bence, su·per·in·cum·ben·cy, nounsu·per·in·cum·bent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for superincumbent


  1. lying or being on top of something else
  2. situated or suspended above; overhanging
Derived Formssuperincumbence or superincumbency, nounsuperincumbently, adverb
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