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a person who holds an office, esp a clergyman holding a benefice
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Lying on or down.
Lying above, said of a stratum that is superimposed or overlies another stratum.
Referring to the occupation and utilization of resources to the exclusion of other species.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
incumbentAn 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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