Incumbents synonyms, incumbents pronunciation, incumbents translation, english dictionary definition of incumbents. Imposed as an obligation or duty obligatory felt it was incumbent on us all to help.
Imposed as an obligation or duty obligatory felt it was incumbent on us all to help. Lying, leaning, or resting on something else incumbent rock strata. A person who holds an office or ecclesiastical benefice the incumbent was reelected to.
Noun when incumbent was first used in english in the 15th century, it referred to someone who occupied a beneficea paid position in a church. This was often a lifetime appointment the person could only be forced to leave the office in the case of certain specific legal conflicts.