Definition of incumbency:
- That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
- That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight.
- The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
- The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.
need, business, division of labor, career, occupation, land tenure, do, appointment, delegation, burden, occupancy, responsibility, background, office, commitment, call, duty, collaboration, term of office, imperative, tenure, place, devoir, charge, calling.
- "The Pastor's Wife", Elizabeth von Arnim.
Was it coincidence or something more that during Marshall's incumbency Virginia paid her one and only tribute to the impartiality of the Supreme Court while Burr's acquittal was still vivid in the minds of all?- "John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Edward S. Corwin.
- "The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History", Various.