In*cum"ben*cy (?), n.; pl. Incumbencies (#). [From Incumbent.]
The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.
That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
of a family."
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.
© Webster 1913.