A person who is in present possession of a benefice or of any office.
The individual who is currently appointed (employed) in a position.
The rightful holder of a benefice. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 363)
A general term for a priest or deacon appointed by the Bishop to minister in a parish setting. Incumbents may be appointed as rector, priest-in-charge, deacon-in-charge or any other designation the Bishop sees fit.
Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent; superimposed; superincumbent.
Lying, resting, or imposed, as a duty or obligation; obligatory; always with on or upon.
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.
Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else; as, the incumbent toe of a bird.