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incumbency

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkʌmb(ə)nsi
 
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Definition of incumbency in English:

noun (plural incumbencies)

The holding of an office or the period during which one is held: during his incumbency he established an epidemic warning system [mass noun]: the advantages of incumbency
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  • His chief advantage is his incumbency and its inherent command of the free-media forum that will be pivotal over the next eight weeks.
  • To minimize the advantages incumbency might otherwise confer on a lucky few, power should be shared as widely as possible consistent with maintaining order.
  • One of the regrets of my incumbency, probably, should be that I have not given as much comfort and succour as I could have done, to all the local hostelries, taverns, or pubs.

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