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incumbent
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • when they would next see each other and he felt it was incumbent upon him to say something to Sirius to stop him doing anything stupid — Harry was worried that Snape’s accusation of cowardice had stung Sirius so badly he might even now be planning some foolhardy trip beyond Grimmauld Place.

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as in: the incumbent governor Define
the person who currently holds an official position
as in: incumbent upon her to Define
necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility
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