1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.
3. That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility. "The incumbencies of a family."
4. The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.
These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency.Swift.
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