Definition of incumbent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈkʌmbənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkʌmbənt//
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a person who has an official position the present incumbent of the White House Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun): from Anglo-Latin incumbens, incumbent-, from Latin incumbere ‘lie or lean on’, from in- ‘upon’ + a verb related to cubare ‘lie’.
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