In*cum"ben*cy (?), n.; pl. Incumbencies (#). [From Incumbent.]

1.

The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.

2.

That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.

Evelyn.

3.

That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.

"The incumbencies of a family."

Donne.

4.

The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.

These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency. Swift.

 

© Webster 1913.

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