Definitions

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  • noun One who is not an incumbent.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ incumbent

Examples

  • It's even fair to call it a historic victory, for Mr. Romney becomes the first nonincumbent Republican candidate to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary back-to-back.

    A Win on a New GOP Field

  • Then manufacturers enter, usually nonincumbent manufacturers coming out of the user communities.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Then manufacturers enter, usually nonincumbent manufacturers coming out of the user communities.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The revised totals leave a muddle that tarnishes Iowa's reputation and deprives Mr. Romney of the distinction of being the first nonincumbent Republican to win both Iowa and New Hampshire.

    New Tally Muddies Outcome in Iowa

  • No nonincumbent Republican had ever won Iowa and New Hampshire back to back.

    Fresh Drama in GOP Race

  • Having first vanquished a Hillary Clinton candidacy that had appeared unstoppable, Obama went on to soundly defeat John McCain, becoming the first nonincumbent to win a popular vote majority since 1988.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Having first vanquished a Hillary Clinton candidacy that had appeared unstoppable, Obama went on to soundly defeat John McCain, becoming the first nonincumbent to win a popular vote majority since 1988.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Having first vanquished a Hillary Clinton candidacy that had appeared unstoppable, Obama went on to soundly defeat John McCain, becoming the first nonincumbent to win a popular vote majority since 1988.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Having first vanquished a Hillary Clinton candidacy that had appeared unstoppable, Obama went on to soundly defeat John McCain, becoming the first nonincumbent to win a popular vote majority since 1988.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • From salon. com "Staffers couldn't confirm whether it was the largest ever for a nonincumbent presidential candidate prior to the start of the formal primary season."

    Oprah-Obama Campaign Tour Gets Huge Crowds

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