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English definition of “incumbent”

incumbent

noun [C] (PERSON)   /ɪnˈkʌm·bənt/
politics & government (referring to the present time) a person who has a particular office or position, esp. an elected one: Senator Smith, the incumbent, faces a tough fight for reelection next year.
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