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Definition 1: the office of an incumbent - [noun denoting act]

(incumbency is a kind of ...) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

Definition 2: a duty that is incumbent upon you - [noun denoting act]

(incumbency is a kind of ...) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

"we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"

Definition 3: the term during which some position is held - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for incumbency in the sense of this definition

(incumbency is a kind of ...) a limited period of time

"a prison term" "he left school before the end of term"

(... is a kind of incumbency ) the tenure of a president

"things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

(... is a kind of incumbency ) the tenure of a vice president

(... is a kind of incumbency ) the term of office of a bishop

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