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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incumbency \In*cum"ben*cy\, n.; pl. Incumbencies. [From Incumbent.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility. "The incumbencies of a family." --Donne. [1913 Webster] 4. The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office. [1913 Webster] These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency. --Swift. [1913 Webster]