Incumbencies
Incumbency In*cum"ben*cy, n.; pl. {Incumbencies}. [From {Incumbent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility. ``The incumbencies of a family.'' --Donne. [1913 Webster]

4. The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office. [1913 Webster]

These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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