The definition of incumbent is laying on top of something.(adjective)
An example of incumbent is a cat lounging on its sleeping owner.
Incumbent is defined as the person who is already in an elected office.(noun)
An example of incumbent is the person who is currently the president.
See incumbent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L incumbens, prp. of incumbere, to recline or rest on < in-, on + cubare, to lie down: see cube
See incumbent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, holder of an office
Origin: , from Medieval Latin incumbēns, incumbent-
Origin: , from Latin
Origin: , present participle of incumbere, to lean upon, apply oneself to
Origin: : in-, on; see in-2
Origin: + -cumbere, to recline.
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