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houttuynia

Synonyms:

dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus, Genus Houttuynia, Genus Houttuynia, houttuynia.
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Correct spelling:
incumbent
Definition:
Lying or resting on: lying on as a duty: indispensable.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
incumbent.
obligatory
binding, compelling, necessary, urgent.
resting
Resting, abed, up on, nonactive.
noun
incumbent
current, officeholder, superjacent.
inhabitant
aboriginal, citizen, denizen, dweller, inhabitant, inmate, lodger, native, occupant, populace, population, resident, tenant.
officeholder
occupant, official.
person
incumbent, officeholder.
Examples of usage:
  1. It is most certainly incumbent on those who have accepted of Places of the highest Trust, to attend constantly to the Duties of their Stations. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  2. Lennox stepped over him in reaching for the gourd hanging upon the post, and he did not consider it incumbent upon himself to rise. – Lodusky by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Had Leopold been the present incumbent Lutha would have been lost, for that he would play directly into the hands of Austria was not to be questioned. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  4. A name that is a household word, second only to that of the present incumbent. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. In January, 1841, the legislature, now Democratic in both branches, removed the Whig incumbent from the office of secretary of state, and the governor at once appointed Douglas to succeed him. – Stephen Arnold Douglas by William Garrott Brown

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