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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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However, competition is incumbent upon a practice with which all athletes are familiar: sportsmanship.
It is incumbent upon school administrators to implement effective programs to attract and keep quality teachers.
Furthermore, it is incumbent upon the taxpayer to show that the worthless security lacks "future value.
Our point in the article, as well as now, is that it is incumbent upon each investigator to accept, to study, and where possible, to understand the extent, nature, and origins of variability (within and between experiments) of the critical assay parameter.
It is incumbent upon all who value the church-state wall and true religious liberty to make certain that never happens.
It's incumbent upon communicators to strategically engage those audiences in two-way conversation in order to exert the same influence we once wielded with one-way communication tools.
It is incumbent upon the savvy broker to anticipate the needs of the risk-management professional and provide the resources, tools and relationship for success.
It is, rather, incumbent upon the profession to rid the "free lunch" concept from our culture.
If the free market ain't working to end poverty the way its cheerleaders say it should, it's incumbent upon us to try and figure out why, where, and how the market is failing--while doing our best for the people it is failing the most.
With the League's time honored history of building participatory democracy we believe it is incumbent upon "all citizens, from school curriculum developers to journalists of every discipline, to party, elites at the state and national levels, to election administrators, to elected representatives and to the average voter to help us build a strong and vibrant democracy.
It is incumbent upon all data users to become as well educated as possible about how to understand and quantify the nature and extent of crime in the United States and in any of the more than 17,000 jurisdictions represented by law enforcement contributors to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
Ever since Saab in 1994 became the first car company to openly target the gay market--followed quickly by Subaru, Saturn, Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Toyota, Audi, and Jaguar--it's been incumbent upon dealerships to prove just how gay-friendly the companies are.