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incumbency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Officials
incumbencyin‧cum‧ben‧cy /ɪnˈkʌmbənsi/ noun (plural incumbencies) [countable usually singular, uncountable] formal  PGOBECthe state of holding an official position, especially in politics, or the time when someone holds an official position
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incumbencyBryan said gubernatorial incumbency can be both an advantage and liability when running for the Senate.In his present incumbency he takes a company into its twelfth season this spring looking remarkably solid and healthy.Frankly, this is where the power of the incumbency is strong.This attitude is long-standing and transcends party lines, having more to do with incumbency than partisanship.
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