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incumbent in Officials topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincumbentin‧cum‧bent1 /ɪnˈkʌmbənt/ noun [countable] formal  PGOBECsomeone who has been elected to an official position, especially in politics, and who is doing that job at the present time In the June elections, Morris easily defeated the incumbent, Tom Smith.
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incumbentAn incumbent by definition is the status quo.Races for the U. S. Senate, on the other hand, favor incumbents.The 50-year-old incumbent and the 72-year-old challenger appeared equally relaxed, forceful and well rehearsed.He decided to dispense with the goodlooking, personable high-achiever destined to succeed and instead back the incumbent of this space.Steiner easily beat the incumbent to become governor.It was a role befitting a challenger debating the incumbent.The incumbent is now off in hot pursuit of government funding for the much-enlarged interoperability lab, see above.