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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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incumbent on

Also, incumbent upon. Imposed as an obligation or duty on, obligatory for. For example, He felt it was incumbent on us all to help the homeless. [Mid-1500s]
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Along this line, and bearing in mind the centrality of service within the Judeo-Christian tradition, I believe it is incumbent upon church-related colleges to ensure that service is an integral part of the culture of the campus.
So it was incumbent upon me to believe that the sinister steel spider suspended over my head as I walked into the great hall of London's brand new Tate Modern was indeed a work of art.
Pines pointed out that since Israel leads the world in per capita cellular telephone usage, it is incumbent upon the government to take prudent steps to protect and educate the persons who will be using the devices.
It's incumbent upon facilities to make sure they know how good any support surface is," says Dr.
It is incumbent upon the community to spend more time studying the proposal and coming back to Congress with more detail.
It is incumbent upon dance companies to help fill this void.
Nonetheless, he said, it was incumbent upon us to persist in our efforts to help these children, because it was our responsibility to do so.
It is incumbent upon police administrators to ensure that their officers and their departments have the tools at hand to cope with such critical incidents.
In the last few years it's been incumbent upon female singers even one step away from punk to expose themselves if they want serious sales action.
It is incumbent upon practitioners to more thoroughly assess and substantiate the practices and applications of technologies that they promote and apply.
Each Principal realizes it is incumbent upon them to represent NRG in a way that is consistent with the firm's values.
He said it is incumbent upon the Bench and Bar to address legal needs and expectations of litigant parties by providing speedy justice to them.
He said it is incumbent upon rulers to spend money on welfare of the people especially the disadvantaged ones.
Pero it's also incumbent upon us in the Senate na payuhan bilang kaibigan, not as an ally, bilang kaibigan na sabihin sa kanya na: 'Boss, huwag kang magalit, kung magalit ka wala tayo magagawa pero mali yang ginagawa mo (But it's also incumbent upon us in the Senate to advise him as a friend, not as an ally, to tell him: 'Boss, don't get mad, if you get mad, there's nothing we can do about it but what you're doing is wrong).
The contract is for the services of maintenance and cleaning on the premises occupied by the urban community Sein West Grand Paris to perform the public service tasks incumbent upon it.