incumbent : Definition, Usages, News and More

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in kuhm buhnt

  • n  the official who holds an office
  • s  lying or leaning on something else
    an incumbent geological formation
  • s  necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding
    it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts
  • s  currently holding an office
    the incumbent governor

  • Republican incumbent Deborah Pryce faces an uphill battle in her bellwether midwestern district, a clear sign that this is a very different kind of midterm election.
  • In Kentucky and Virginia, both red state redoubts, incumbent Republicans held off tough challenges.
  • State Senator Jon Tester was ahead, but just barely, of incumbent Republican Conrad Burns in Montana.
News & Articles


  • Vladimir Putin in USA Today
    Of course, Saddam Hussein ought to have been hanged for destroying several Shiite villages,Putin said in Moscow. "And the incumbent Georgian leaders who razed ten Ossetian villages at once, who ran elderly people and children with tanks,...
  • Henry Louis Gates in Washington Post
    It is "incumbent upon Sergeant Crowley and me to utilize the great opportunity that fate has given us to foster greater sympathy among the American public for the daily perils of policing on the one hand, and for the genuine fears of racial...

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