(In`cul*pa"tion) n. [Cf. F. inculpation.] Blame; censure; crimination. Jefferson.
(In*cul"pa*to*ry) a. Imputing blame; criminatory; compromising; implicating.
(In*cult") a. [L. incultus; pref. in- not + cultus, p. p. of colere to cultivate: cf. F. inculte.] Untilled; uncultivated; crude; rude; uncivilized.
Germany then, says Tacitus, was incult and horrid, now full of magnificent cities.Burton.
His style is diffuse and incult.M. W. Shelley.
(In*cul"ti*va`ted) a. Uncultivated. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.
(In*cul`ti*va"tion) n. Want of cultivation. [Obs.] Berington.
(In*cul"ture) n. [Pref. in- not + culture: cf. F. inculture.] Want or neglect of cultivation or
culture. [Obs.] Feltham.
(In*cum"ben*cy) n.; pl. Incumbencies [From Incumbent.]
1. The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on something.
2. That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as a burden; a weight. Evelyn.
3. That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility. "The
incumbencies of a family." Donne.
4. The state of holding a benefice; the full possession and exercise of any office.
These fines are only to be paid to the bishop during his incumbency.Swift.
(In*cum"bent) a. [L. incumbens, -entis, p. pr. of incumbere to lie down upon, press upon; pref.
in- in, on + cumbere (in comp.); akin to cubare to lie down. See Incubate.]
1. Lying; resting; reclining; recumbent; superimposed; superincumbent.
Two incumbent figures, gracefully leaning upon it.Sir H. Wotton.
To move the incumbent load they try.Addison.
2. Lying, resting, or imposed, as a duty or obligation; obligatory; always with on or upon.
All men, truly zealous, will perform those good works that are incumbent on all Christians.Sprat.
3. (Bot.) 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. Gray.
4. (Zoöl.) Bent downwards so that the ends touch, or rest on, something else; as, the incumbent toe of
(In*cum"bent), n. A person who is in present possession of a benefice or of any office.
The incumbent lieth at the mercy of his patron.Swift.
(In*cum"bent*ly), adv. In an incumbent manner; so as to be incumbent.
(In*cum"ber) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incumbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Incumbering.] See Encumber.
(In`cum*bi"tion) n. Incubation. [R.] Sterne.