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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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Any officeholder would be wise to establish both a registration process to tone down the most extreme rhetoric and a set of clear guidelines about the kind of inflammatory language that is banned from the site.
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That could mean sanctions against officeholders that their colleagues may be unlikely to pursue.
which, if incurred by the individual, would be allowable as a deduction under section 162 (a)." Commentators agree that this provision is quite broad; for example, a political organization in the form of a segregated bank account could be established solely to pay an officeholder's office expenses.(14)
As for the governing body of this crioulo sodality, whereas no limitation was placed on slave status or ethnicity, race or gender, all officeholders had to be crioulos.
If that's not possible, if the obligation is to the campaign, the officeholder ought to resign.
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Walters lit a big doobie and claimed legal immunity as a federal officeholder.
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