- 1 (obligatory) [formal] to be incumbent
ono uponsb incumbirle aalgn they felt it incumbent on them to support this cause sintieron que les correspondía or que debían apoyar esta causaExample sentences
- The former is a duty incumbent upon all Muslims, the latter a duty incumbent upon the ‘Islamic state’.
- It's incumbent upon everybody to take responsibility about what is happening in our country.
- The acquisition of knowledge is a duty incumbent on every Muslim, male and female.
- 2 [Admin] [Politics/Política] [Religion/Religión] (before noun/delante del nombre) [chairman] en ejercicio the incumbent priest el titular del beneficio (eclesiástico)Example sentences
- A change in anyone's government gets far more attention than an election that returns the incumbent government to office.
- The GNP is standing at the crossroads, facing a road to a permanent opposition party or being reborn as the main pillar to support national politics as the alternative force of the incumbent regime.
- Instead of highlighting the brutality sustaining the incumbent regimes in power, these analysts blame the victims.
- 1.1 (officeholder) titular (masculine and feminine) del cargoExample sentences1.2 [Religion/Religión] titular (masculine and feminine) del beneficio (eclesiástico)
- Voters may look back on an incumbent's performance in office, and cast a retrospective vote, or may compare what the candidates promise to do if elected to office, and vote prospectively.
- In terms of incumbents losing office in Australia, this is the lowest vote that we've ever heard of in any public election for anything.
- One is, we're asking incumbents to vote to change a system that keeps incumbents in office.
- The monk or nun incumbents will probably engage in daily devotions and practices, as well as giving teachings, blessings and ceremonies for the laity.
- A provost is the head of the cathedral chapter in a number of the Church of England's more recently created dioceses in which the cathedral is also a parish church and the provost is the incumbent.
- He visited the eclectic congregation systematically and, with the support of the incumbent, initiated weekly Bible studies, men's meetings and other teaching activities.