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