Meaning of incumbent
Pronunciation: (in-kum'bunt), [key]
- holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club.
- obligatory (often fol. by on or upon): a duty incumbent upon me.
- resting, lying, leaning, or pressing on something: incumbent upon the cool grass.
- the holder of an office: The incumbent was challenged by a fusion candidate.
- a person who holds an ecclesiastical benefice.
- incumbent (Thesaurus)