Synonyms of incumbent
obligatoryDictionary (formal) • It is incumbent upon all of us to make an extra effort.
obligatory • Third-party insurance is obligatory when driving in Italy.
required • This book is required reading.
necessary • Is your journey really necessary?
essential • It is absolutely essential that we find this man quickly.
binding • a legally binding commitment
compulsory • Many young men are trying to get away from compulsory military conscription.
mandatory • Attendance is mandatory.
imperative • It's imperative to know your rights at such a time.
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bearerThe bearer of something such as a document, a right, or an official position is the person who possesses it or holds it.
• The identity documents state the bearer's profession.
bindingA binding promise, agreement, or decision must be obeyed or carried out.
• a legally binding commitment
compulsoryIf something is compulsory, you must do it or accept it, because it is the law or because someone in a position of authority says you must.
• Many young men are trying to get away from compulsory military conscription.
Thesaurus for incumbent from the Collins English Thesaurus
morally binding or necessary; obligatory