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The chief of the Gambian army has pledged his support to the country's incumbent president who has refused to cede power despite losing an election last month. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They claim new technologies and rivals will emerge to disrupt the current incumbents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The trip comes during a period when incumbent presidents are usually raising money for the next campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Whether all this is a privilege or a millstone for the new incumbent depends on perspective. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On what basis did previous incumbents come in? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The prospect now is looked upon with trepidation by the current incumbents of those famous colours. The Sun (2015)None requested similar support from the incumbent president. Truman (1986)The new incumbent is learning the brutal realities of these days on the hoof. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The current incumbent may have more problems than most. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He knew that distressed economies can mow down incumbent presidents. Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century (1994)But the current incumbent has been something else. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There may be no need for the present incumbent to be looking nervously over his shoulder after this. The Sun (2014)The previous incumbent can be blamed and the new management can take credit for any gradual rebuilding thereafter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So is the present incumbent overpaid? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Republican incumbents have dismissed his allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet in doing so he has exposed himself to early controversy that may seriously shorten the presidential honeymoon that most new incumbents enjoy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He would be a different kind of Republican president to the incumbent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Such is the support for his appointment it is easy to see this as the new incumbent sampling life in his new home. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is not so gushing about the current Labour incumbent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is incumbent on the new chief executive when he takes office in the new year to take stock and then take action. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And that is why the Scot hopes the current incumbent gets an extended term in office. The Sun (2006)The arrest of such powerful men was almost inconceivable a decade ago unless they were direct rivals of the incumbent president and possible coup plotters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The present incumbent is finished. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Within a few weeks of a new incumbent arriving they will probably have forgotten the current young lady and have bonded with the new au pair. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is not easy to recall the previous incumbent to keep wicket for England in a Test match. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This election is also unique in that the hopes of the incumbent president may hinge, in part, on the performance of a past president. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'incumbent'
British English: incumbent NOUN
An incumbent is someone who holds an official post at a particular time.
In general, incumbents have a 94 per cent chance of being re-elected.
Definition of incumbent from the Collins English Dictionary
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