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An individual who is in current possession of a particular office and who is legally authorized to discharge the duties of that office.


noun bureaucrat, commissioner, functionary, holder of an office, job holder, minister, occupant of an office, officebearer, officeholder, officer, official, person in authority
Associated concepts: de facto incumbent, incumbent officer
See also: binding, forcible, necessary

INCUMBENT, eccles. law. A clerk resident on his benefice with cure; he is so called because he does, or ought to, bend the whole of his studies to his duties. In common parlance, it signifies one who is in the possession of an office, as, the present incumbent.

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The ILEC has immediately placed initial orders to purchase an undisclosed number of two ControlPoint(TM) models, which are scheduled to be installed during the second and third quarter of calendar 2003.
Since we first published our annual compilation in 2001, Phone Lines has evolved into an incomparable reference tool for those who follow the ILEC industry," said William E.
We have worked very hard to provide this ILEC with the best solution to meet their requirements for "flow-through" automation," said NHC president and CEO Sylvain Abitbol.
Telephone Guevremont is registered as a Small ILEC and offers service covering the Ste-Rosalie area (now part of St-Hyacinthe) in Quebec.
Both TDS Telecom's ILEC and CLEC businesses offer a wide range of speeds and pricing options for DSL to best meet the needs of all of its residential and business customers.
If Congress were to fiat legislation whereby after a five year period the ILECs would no longer be required to make available dedicated access to competitors, we believe such clarity would create free market capital formation whereby virtual network operators would have an incentive to work with companies who own independent fiber optic networks, build out their own fiber optic networks or create partnerships," Rusin added.
NHC expects to collect the accounts receivable from the sale to its ILEC customer No.
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The new set of orders from this ILEC includes two interlinked ControlPoint(TM) CP 5400 solutions to be installed in a larger unmanned central office to manage over 5,000 telephone lines.
Shentel will initially deploy the Wave7 Optics equipment for fiber-fed subdivisions within its ILEC serving area to provide telephone service, television and high-speed Internet.
com/reports/c42336) has announced the addition of ILEC Capital Spending Report to their offering.