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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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He looked at me with some severity, and turning again to my mother, repeated, - 'I thought it incumbent upon me
I dare say you have seen enough of Edward to know that he would prefer the church to every other profession; now my plan is that he should take orders as soon as he can, and then through your interest, which I am sure you would be kind enough to use out of friendship for him, and I hope out of some regard to me, your brother might be persuaded to give him Norland living; which I understand is a very good one, and the present incumbent not likely to live a great while.
It clearly being incumbent on some one to say, "Much better," Mr.
Should we be able to preserve it against the incumbent weight of Connecticut on the one side, and the co-operating pressure of New Jersey on the other?
From it are deduced not only the hues but the forms of all objects incumbent.
Incumbents Joel Bates and Timothy Poynton are facing a challenge from Ed Devault for the two, three-year seats.
By contrast, only four public defender races will have contests this fall, all of which involve Republicans, and only two of which have challenges to incumbents.
ISLAMABAD, September 01, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Senior Vice-President PML-N Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has underlined that PML-N partially considered itself ally of the incumbent regime, but the incumbents have provided nothing tangible during its One and half year tenure.
ISLAMABAD, September 01, 2009 (Frontier Star): Senior Vice-President PML-N Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has underlined that PML-N partially considered itself ally of the incumbent regime, but the incumbents have provided nothing tangible during its One and half year tenure.
School board incumbents in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys took early leads Tuesday night as ballots trickled in from the farthest reaches of Los Angeles County.
Of the last five incumbent presidents booted from office--Bush I, Carter, Ford, Herbert Hoover, and William Howard Taft--only one was able to garner over 200 electoral votes, and three of these defeated incumbents didn't even cross the 100 electoral-vote threshold:
In Lane County's 16 school districts and Lane Education Service District, 55 open positions have attracted 61 candidates, the vast majority are incumbents.
First Ward Alderman Jesse Granato went into this year's election attempting to do what has become a common first step for incumbents in local aldermanic campaigns: eliminate the competition.
The results are useful to airline managers and policymakers since they describe the market and firm characteristics that are most likely to lead to large price cuts by incumbents.
In American congressional elections incumbents routinely win reelection.