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incumbent

a person who holds an office, esp a clergyman holding a benefice

incumbent

[in′kəm·bənt]
(biology)
Lying on or down.
(geology)
Lying above, said of a stratum that is superimposed or overlies another stratum.
(ecology)
Referring to the occupation and utilization of resources to the exclusion of other species.

incumbent

An entity that is currently in power. An "incumbent company" is an organization that has been providing goods and services for some time. In politics, the "incumbent senator" is the person who currently holds that office. See ILEC.
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that in the case of a tie during the course of a Parliament incumbency should be the determining factor and the status quo should therefore be maintained.
Without question, Fenno's success as a congressional observer a talent very much on display in When Incumbency Fails-owes more to anthropology than to contemporary political science.
In an 87-page report on its own operation, the city Ethics Commission said landmark city reforms adopted in 1990 have reduced some campaign spending, but have not reduced the advantages of incumbency and the candidate fundraising gaps it creates.
Our campaign was not up to the mark, there was anti- incumbency and that clearly showed in Delhi.
PrecisionMed's samples are provided to our customers free of commercial incumbency and all samples are appropriately consented to permit all the types of potential uses noted above as well as others.
IT SEEMS the anti- incumbency against the Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD)- led state government and the Congress- led UPA government at the Centre is working in favour of the m dmi Party ( P) in Punjab.
Mayor Hahn lost all the advantages of incumbency when questions were raised about pay-to-play campaign contributions from companies seeking contracts at Los Angeles International Airport and with the city.
The members of the Board who represent the Commission serve on the Board at the pleasure of the Governor, subject to their incumbency on the Commission.
Sources say that the Congress may not be able to get the 2009 mandate this time due to the anti- incumbency factor, Modi wave and the P effect.
New Delhi, Apr 7 ( ANI ): Incumbency, crumbling alliance, confusion on leadership and failed governance would highlight the downfall of the ruling Congress Party come 2014 Lok Sabha polls, according to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Epic,'' was how campaign consultant Arnold Steinberg described a Hahn defeat, shaking the perceived power of incumbency to its core.
Ericsson's global presence, large carrier incumbency and complementary product set make them the ideal partner to supply our VantEdge BRAS to leading service providers," said Rick Gilbert, chairman and CEO of Copper Mountain Networks.