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Benefice vs. Incumbent

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Beneficenoun

Land granted to a priest in a church that has a source of income attached to it.

Incumbentadjective

Imposed on someone as an obligation, especially due to one's office.

‘Proper behavior is incumbent on all holders of positions of trust.’;

Beneficenoun

(obsolete) A favour or benefit.

Incumbentadjective

Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent.

Beneficenoun

(feudal law) An estate in lands; a fief.

Incumbentadjective

Prevalent, prevailing, predominant.

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Beneficeverb

To bestow a benefice upon

Incumbentadjective

Resting on something else; in botany, said of anthers when lying on the inner side of the filament, or of cotyledons when the radicle lies against the back of one of them.

Beneficenoun

A favor or benefit.

Incumbentadjective

(zoology) Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else.

‘the incumbent toe of a bird’;

Beneficenoun

An estate in lands; a fief.

Incumbentadjective

Being the current holder of an office or a title.

‘If the incumbent senator dies, he is replaced by a person appointed by the governor.’;

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Beneficenoun

An ecclesiastical living and church preferment, as in the Church of England; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. See Advowson.

Incumbentnoun

The current holder of an office, such as ecclesiastical benefice or an elected office.

Beneficeverb

To endow with a benefice.

Incumbentnoun

(business) A holder of a position as supplier to a market or market segment that allows the holder to earn above-normal profits.

Beneficenoun

an endowed church office giving income to its holder

Incumbentadjective

Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent; superimposed; superincumbent.

‘Two incumbent figures, gracefully leaning upon it.’; ‘To move the incumbent load they try.’;

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Beneficeverb

endow with a benefice

Incumbentadjective

Lying, resting, or imposed, as a duty or obligation; obligatory; always with on or upon.

‘All men, truly zealous, will perform those good works that are incumbent on all Christians.’;

Benefice

A benefice () or living is a reward received in exchange for services rendered and as a retainer for future services. The Roman Empire used the Latin term beneficium as a benefit to an individual from the Empire for services rendered.

Incumbentadjective

Leaning or resting; - said of anthers when lying on the inner side of the filament, or of cotyledons when the radicle lies against the back of one of them.

Incumbentadjective

Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else; as, the incumbent toe of a bird.

Incumbentnoun

A person who is in present possession of a benefice or of any office.

‘The incumbent lieth at the mercy of his patron.’;

Incumbentnoun

the official who holds an office

Incumbentadjective

lying or leaning on something else;

‘an incumbent geological formation’;

Incumbentadjective

currently holding an office;

‘the incumbent governor’;

Incumbent

The incumbent is the current holder of an office or position, usually in relation to an election. For example, in an election for president, the incumbent is the person holding or acting in the office of president before the election, whether seeking re-election or not.

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