Incumbency

Definition of Incumbency

In`cum´ben`cy
n.1.The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
2.That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.
3.That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
4.The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.
These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency.
- Swift.

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