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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of incumbere 'to lie down on'

incumbent

1 noun
     
Related topics: Officials
in‧cum‧bent1 [countable] formal
PGO someone 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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