Definition of incumbency in English:

incumbency

Syllabification: in·cum·ben·cy
Pronunciation: /inˈkəmbənsē
 
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noun (plural incumbencies)

  • The holding of an office or the period during which one is held.
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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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