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Definition of Incumbent

Incumbent

  1. Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent; superimposed; superincumbent.
  2. Lying, resting, or imposed, as a duty or obligation; obligatory; always with on or upon.
  3. Leaning or resting; -- said of anthers when lying on the inner side of the filament, or of cotyledons when the radicle lies against the back of one of them.
  4. Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else; as, the incumbent toe of a bird.
  5. A person who is in present possession of a benefice or of any office.
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Incumbent Translations

incumbent in German is obliegend, Amtsinhaber {m}
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