incumbent


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Synonyms for incumbent

Synonyms for incumbent

the official who holds an office

lying or leaning on something else

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necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility

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currently holding an office

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References in classic literature ?
They weren't poor, you know; therefore it wasn't incumbent on them to be honest.
From it are deduced not only the hues but the forms of all objects incumbent.
With the prospect of spending at least two months at Uppercross, it was highly incumbent on her to clothe her imagination, her memory, and all her ideas in as much of Uppercross as possible.
All things considered, therefore, it seems incumbent on me to take her to town and marry her immediately to Sir James.
I need not expound the quaint old ritual of ransom, which it is incumbent upon me to keep up; and even this only applies to a part of the company.
There was a moment's pause, and then Archer felt it incumbent on him to say: "All right.
Chadband is attached to no particular denomination and is considered by his persecutors to have nothing so very remarkable to say on the greatest of subjects as to render his volunteering, on his own account, at all incumbent on his conscience; but he has his followers, and Mrs.
Morland was himself patron and incumbent, of about four hundred pounds yearly value, was to be resigned to his son as soon as he should be old enough to take it; no trifling deduction from the family income, no niggardly assignment to one of ten children.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.
and he felt it incumbent on him, as a king and an ally, to confer on state affairs with Alexander's envoy.
Some Radical fellow speechifying at Middlemarch said Casaubon was the learned straw-chopping incumbent, and Freke was the brick-and-mortar incumbent, and I was the angling incumbent.
She stopped, but he still stood waiting, and she felt it incumbent to go on.
As incumbent of that office, he stumbled up-stairs late at night, as his father had done before him.
Of course, while we drank our beer, which I had paid for, it was incumbent on him to listen to me and to talk to me.
He nodded gravely, and added with awful emphasis - 'I thought it incumbent upon me to do so.