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Synonyms for incumbent

Noun

1. incumbent, officeholder, official, functionary, holder
usage: the official who holds an office

Adjective

1. incumbent, superjacent (vs. subjacent)
usage: lying or leaning on something else; "an incumbent geological formation"
2. incumbent, necessary (vs. unnecessary)
usage: necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding; "it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts"
3. incumbent, current (vs. noncurrent)
usage: currently holding an office; "the incumbent governor"
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