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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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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References in classic literature ?
She ought to cry; she felt it incumbent upon her. There was Lottie (there had been another change in the dream), across the little narrow cot from her, and she was crying.
Kambosos may be both competent and capable to perform her job, but it was incumbent upon her to obtain the necessary certifications, and incumbent upon the school administration to ensure she had done so.
The conversation then branched off onto the topic of family business and the pressures incumbent upon her as a scion.