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Definition of the noun incumbency

What does incumbency mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: incumbencies

  1. the term during which some position is held
  2. a duty that is incumbent upon you
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: duty / obligation / responsibility = the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
  3. the office of an incumbent

Alternative definition of the noun incumbency


  1. The state of being incumbent.

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Google previewDevolution and Aging Policy (2003)

by Francis G. Caro, Robert Morris

For the department head, rotating incumbency means a continual need to train new workers and a loss of the ease that comes with established routines. For the participant, there is the loss of newly formed collegial relationships, and the loss ...

Google previewNew York State Government and Politics in a Nutshell: A Citizen's Primer

Incumbency is a strong asset to serving governors. The governor serves over a large state bureaucracy and has the opportunity to make numerous appointments to state agencies and the courts. As recognized party leader, the governor has ...

Google previewState and Local Government (2012)

by Ann O’M. Bowman, Richard C. Kearney

Incumbency is a particularly important aspect of a candidate's profile.

Google previewThe Constitution in the Courts (1996)

Law or Politics? by Michael J. Perry

The principal reason for doubting that ordinary politics can generally do a good job of specifying constitutional indeterminacy is that for most members of the Congress, incumbency is a very important, if not overriding, value.79 (Is there any ...

Google previewCampaigning for the Massachusetts Senate (1974)

Electioneering Outside the Political Limelight by Jerome M. Mileur, George T. Sulzner

Like party, incumbency is a common variable in ...

Google previewThe National Party Chairmen and Committees (1990)

Factionalism at the Top by Ralph Morris Goldman

An incumbency is an explicit consensus among the members of an organization that a particular person is to be accountable for the performance of the task- expectations of a particular position. Usually the beginning or the conclusion of an ...

Google previewPolitics (2011)

by Edward I. Koch

” 12 Incumbency INCUMBENCY is a two-edged sword ...

Google previewFrom Trudeau's Canada to Obama's America (2013)

An insightful collection of stream of consciousness political commentary written from one brother to another. by Sudha Bhagwat

Furthermore, incumbency is an incredibly powerful force, and the American public does not throw someone out of office lightly. In addition, President Obama is a formidable candidate with huge sums of money. Race is also a unique feature of ...

Google previewWhy Americans Split Their Tickets (2009)

Campaigns, Competition, and Divided Government by Barry C. Burden, David C. Kimball

Thus, incumbency is an important force in understanding national trends in ticket splitting (Born 2000a). In addition, we find that regional differences in ticket splitting have diminished over the past four decades. In particular, our evidence is ...

Google previewPolitical Gerrymandering and the Courts (1990)

by Bernard Grofman

Third, as mentioned previously, incumbency is an even larger factor in congressional than in state elections, and hence differential treatment of incumbents is a more prominent tactic in congressional than in state gerrymandering. Fourth, the ...

Google previewPolitics in the Republic of Ireland (2005)

by John Coakley, Michael Gallagher

Ireland ranks low on the European scale in terms of women's representation in political life, yet there is no significant bias among the electorate against women candidates incumbency is the main criterion of further success in electoral politics .

Google previewState of Wisconsin Blue Book (1979)

Incumbency and Tenure Incumbency is an advantage in candidacies for local office, as it is for state and national office. In 1978, for example, there were no contests in more than half the supervisory districts in Dane County that were filled that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Key Topics and Issues (2012)

Incumbency. to. Availability. Next, the contractorcompares the percentage of women and minorities in each job group, based on the JGA, to the availability of women and minorities in the recruitment area as determined intheAvailability ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

To avoid incumbency abuses, some countries, most notably India, have introduced strict measures by way of a code of conduct governing incumbent parties and candidates during electoral campaigns. These measures, for example, restrict ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

term, time, incumbency, reign, rule, administration, regime, hold, occupancy, tenancy, proprietorship, possession, right, election, entitlement. tepee n. TENT. tepid adj. 1 lukewarm, warmish ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

incumbency n. (pl. incumbencies) the period during which a person holds an office or post. incumbent /in-kum-buhnt/ adj. 1 ( incumbent on) necessary for someone as a duty. 2 currently holding an office or post: ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress (2011)

by Scot Schraufnagel

INCUMBENCY. The relative electoral advantage of an incumbent officeholder or the person who already holds a seat in Congress. Among the most recognized incumbency advantages in election campaigns is the use of a paid staff to answer ...

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Scrabble value of I1N1C3U1M3B3E1N1C3Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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