Translation of "incumbent" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ɪnˈkʌm.bənt/ us

officially having the named position

en ejercicio
The incumbent president faces problems which began many years before he took office.
be incumbent on/upon sb formal

to be necessary for someone

incumbir a alguien
She felt it incumbent upon/on her to raise the subject at their meeting.
noun uk /ɪnˈkʌm.bənt/ us

the person who has or had a particular official position

the first/last/previous incumbent
The present incumbent (of the post) is due to retire next month.

(Translation of “incumbent” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)