Synonyms for Incumbent:
compelling, urgent, binding, necessary.
n.career woman, ancillary, apparatchik, designated hitter, duty officer, cowboy, breadwinner, auxiliary, desk person, commuter. in someone's employ, in the line of duty, service, hold-down, working, employment, in harness, full employment, be back in business. •incumbent (noun)
current, officeholder, superjacent.
denizen, citizen, inmate, inhabitant, dweller, tenant, lodger, occupant, population, populace, aboriginal, native, resident.
Usage examples for incumbent
But grant that the sort of recognition we gave of the right of the citizen to be guaranteed a subsistence was a mockery more brutal than its total denial would have been, and that a far larger interpretation of its duty in this respect was incumbent on the state, yet how does it logically follow that society is bound to guarantee or the citizen to demand an absolute economic equality? – Equality by Edward Bellamy