incumbency


noun, plural in·cum·ben·cies 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.

noun plural -cies

  1. the state or quality of being incumbent
  2. the office, duty, or tenure of an incumbent
n.

c.1600, from incumbent + -cy.

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