/ɪnˈkʌmbənsi/ (say in'kumbuhnsee)

noun (plural incumbencies)
1. that which is incumbent.
2. an incumbent weight or mass.
3. the position or office of the holder of an ecclesiastical living.
4. Rare the state of being incumbent.
5. Rare a duty or obligation.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Incumbency — In*cum ben*cy, n.; pl. {Incumbencies}. [From {Incumbent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight. Evelyn. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incumbency — index appointment (position), commitment (responsibility), employment, office, position (business status), post …   Law dictionary

  • incumbency — (n.) c.1600, from INCUMBENT (Cf. incumbent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incumbency — ► NOUN (pl. incumbencies) ▪ the period during which an office is held …   English terms dictionary

  • incumbency — [in kum′bən sē] n. pl. incumbencies 1. the quality or condition of being incumbent 2. something incumbent, as a duty or obligation 3. a) the holding and administering of a position; esp., the holding of a church benefice b) tenure of office …   English World dictionary

  • incumbency — UK [ɪnˈkʌmbənsɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms incumbency : singular incumbency plural incumbencies formal a) an official position b) [countable/uncountable] the fact of having an official position, or the time during which someone has it …   English dictionary

  • incumbency — noun (plural cies) Date: circa 1608 1. something that is incumbent ; duty 2. the quality or state of being incumbent 3. the sphere of action or period of office of an incumbent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incumbency — /in kum beuhn see/, n., pl. incumbencies for 2 5. 1. the quality or state of being incumbent. 2. the position or term of an incumbent. 3. something that is incumbent. 4. a duty or obligation: my incumbencies as head of the organization. 5.… …   Universalium

  • incumbency — noun The state of being incumbent …   Wiktionary

  • incumbency — Synonyms and related words: accountability, accountableness, advowson, amenability, answerability, answerableness, appointment, bale, benefice, berth, billet, burden, burdening, burthen, care of souls, cargo, charge, charging, cumber, cumbrance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incumbency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The holding of something, such as a position: occupancy, occupation, tenure. See PLACE …   English dictionary for students

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