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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!' and struck his stick on the floor again.
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. A judge at common law may be an ordinary man; a good judge of a carpet must be a genius.
Not only are all six at-large incumbents seeking re-election, but another City Council incumbent, District 2 Councilor Philip P.
Correction (published May 22, 2014): Marilee Woodrow is among the Springfield City Council incumbents who ran unopposed in Tuesday's election.
Corporate spin-offs are an important way for industry incumbents to exploit opportunities in unfamiliar markets or technologies (Covin & Miles, 1999; Kuratko & Audretsch, 2009; Sharma & Chrisman, 1999).
(3) That is, legislative session length is determined in part by the presence/absence of legislative television, and government spending, which protects incumbents, is in turn determined by legislative session length.
Slightly more than 70 percent of incumbent candidates win re-election, so one might guess that incumbents win the endorsement race too.
LONDON, February 14, 2010 (Frontier Star): MQM Chief Altaf Hussain expressing his concerns regarding ongoing confrontation between judiciary and incumbents as a bad omen for future of democracy in the country.
In general, ignoring the duration of a party's occupation of the White House presupposes that incumbents running for president have an advantage over non--incumbents.
Fourteen of the 22 state supreme court elections in 2008 are potentially competitive: Alabama (one open seat), Georgia (two incumbents), Louisiana (one open seat, one incumbent), Michigan (one incumbent), Mississippi (four incumbents), Montana (one open seat), Nevada (one open seat), New Mexico (one incumbent), North Carolina (one incumbent), Ohio (two incumbents), Texas (three incumbents), Washington (three incumbents), West Virginia (one open seat, one incumbent), and Wisconsin (one incumbent).
The idea is that voters will replace incumbents with new members when performance is poor and support incumbents over challengers when performance is strong.
Several Religious Right allies ill the Senate and House lost their seats or failed to will open ones and oust incumbents. The House of Representatives and Senate ended up ill the hands of Democrats--the latter by one vote and the former by a comfortable margin.