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incumbent

adjective
 
 
/ɪnˈkʌmbənt/ formal
[before noun] holding a particular position in a company, industry, etc. at the present time: the incumbent management/director/supplier
[before noun] POLITICS holding a particular elected position at the present time: the incumbent mayor/president/vice-president
it is incumbent on sb to do sth someone has a duty or responsibility to do something: "I think it is incumbent on us to provide a good environment for business," he said.
Translations of “incumbent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 現任的, 在職的…
in Russian занимающий пост, действующий…
in Turkish ...ın/in üzerine düşen, zorunlu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现任的, 在职的…
in Polish (obecnie) urzędujący…
(Definition of incumbent adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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