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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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The task for either side is cut out: how to beat that incumbency factor and how to exploit it.
'The high level of defeat Mahama suffered in the hands of the NPP in 2016 did not show that he has incumbency advantage and how much more is he sure that he would this time be having no such advantages which the NPP now have as incumbent to win over the ruling party.
The Additional Director E and DM has asked the Law directorate to explain and give a clear direction to the subordinates for actual incumbency to report day to day affairs and avoid any mismanagement in reporting channel.
Nicknamed "Crocodile" for his secretive and insular demeanour, Mnangagwa goes into the election with the advantage of incumbency, allowing him access to state resources for his campaign.
They also wonder why there are educational requirements for vying.The EU also accuses Jubilee of using its incumbency to abuse state resources.
Although the research identifies ten root causes of environmental destruction, we have narrowed our focus in this issue of habitat to examine the two underlying drivers that will help guide ACF's work; values and incumbency.
Let the remaining months of your incumbency be truly reflective of your mandate to do justice to everyone without favor or bias,' he said.
He has replaced John L Adams, whose incumbency spanned twelve years.
As such, Dell EMC is evolving its current Line of Business (LOB) Incumbency for Storage programme to ISG Incumbency in its Commercial Sales segment, which provides incumbency across all ISG lines of business including server, networking, storage, backup, converged/hyperconverged and solutions on qualifying accounts.
This book explores various aspects of the process of reform, adjustment and conflict during his incumbency and illuminates the complicated legacy he left behind.
The BJP is confident of a victory based on the anti- incumbency factor against the Lalu Yadav- Nitish Kumar combine."Nitish Kumar is now facing 25 years of anti- incumbency as he has inherited Lalu Yadav's too after allying with him.