Sentence Examples


  • His ordinary life was that of an officer of the Guards, modified by the ceremonial duties incumbent on him as heir to the throne.
  • A rector is incumbent of a benefice never held under a monastery, and he receives all the tithes; a vicar (i.e.
  • But royaute oblige! * and he felt it incumbent on him, as a king and an ally, to confer on state affairs with Alexander's envoy.
  • When homicide took place vengeance was regarded as a sacred duty incumbent on the relatives, and sometimes at least the lord also, of the slain man; but, as in the case of any other injury, compensation could be made by a fixed payment.
  • This the incumbent had refused (Keat v.