/in kum"beuhn see/, n., pl. incumbencies for 2-5.
1. the quality or state of being incumbent.
2. the position or term of an incumbent.
3. something that is incumbent.
4. a duty or obligation: my incumbencies as head of the organization.
5. Archaic. an incumbent weight or mass.
[1600-10; INCUMB(ENT) + -ENCY]

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