incumbent (up)on (someone)

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incumbent (up)on (someone)

Imposed or expected as an obligation, duty, or requirement on someone. As the wealthier citizens of the country, it's my firm belief that it is incumbent upon us to contribute toward the welfare of those who are less fortunate. He felt it was incumbent on him to take over the responsibilities of his father's business.
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It is incumbent upon us all not to stand in judgment of those with whom we differ regarding acceptable moral behavior, but to regard each other with respect and honor, with open minds and hearts, and in anticipation of learning.
The Speaker reiterated that while celebrating Pakistan Day it is incumbent upon us to resolve the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaid's guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline.
It is not only incumbent upon us as a country to preserve culture andheritage but it is the collective responsibility of the entire world, he stressed.
He also stressed that economic reform is equally important, which, he said, "made it incumbent upon us to stand up before our constitutional responsibilities and our conscious to take the measures that enable us to face current challenges, be them emergency or structural challenges, in a sustainable fashion to raise growth levels and equally distribute its dividends.
She said that while celebrating Pakistan day, it was incumbent upon us to resolve the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaids guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline let us make a firm resolve to make all our efforts to achieve the objectives of creation of Pakistan and also to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous, democratic country where the will of the people, equality, justice and brotherhood reign supreme she said.
She said that while celebrating Pakistan day, it was incumbent upon us to resolve the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaid's guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline "let us make a firm resolve to make all our efforts to achieve the objectives of creation of Pakistan and also to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous, democratic country where the will of the people, equality, justice and brotherhood reign supreme" she said.
Evelyn Sommer, Chair of World Jewish Congress-North America, said, "As the anniversary of the election stolen by the current radical regime in Iran draws near, it is incumbent upon us to remind the UNHRC and the entire United Nations that the rights of women, children, religious, ethnic and other minorities are continuously violated in Iran.
It is incumbent upon us to prevent Mayor Dinkins and the City Council from raising taxes," stressed Gilbert.
As part of an industry that lies at the foundation of American manufacturing, it is incumbent upon us to pursue sustainable business practices," said Bradley Gold, Adams Foam executive vice president.
Therefore it is incumbent upon us to keep abreast of developments in the IT sector to step up pace of development, Gilani said.
It is incumbent upon us to make sure their insurance policies are monitored on an annual basis to ensure they answer the needs of the customer and their family today, tomorrow and beyond without exposing them to risk," he added.
We think it is incumbent upon us to remind each other of our linkages, not what divides us,'' he said.
It is incumbent upon us to chart a prudent course of action for this measure.
While celebrating the Independence Day, it is incumbent upon us to revive the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaids guiding principles of Unity, Faith and discipline, she added.
It is incumbent upon us to bring the entire over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives marketplace under regulation, and we've laid out an agenda" that would put standardized OTC products onto exchanges and into centralized clearing, Gensler told the Washington press corps.