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competence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Competence  \Com"pe*tence\,  Competency  \Com"pe*ten*cy\,  n.  [Cf. 
  F.  comp['e]tence,  from  L.  competentia  agreement.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  competent;  fitness;  ability;  adequacy; 
  power. 
 
  The  loan  demonstrates,  in  regard  to  instrumental 
  resources,  the  competency  of  this  kingdom  to  the 
  assertion  of  the  common  cause  --Burke. 
 
  To  make  them  act  zealously  is  not  in  the  competence 
  of  law.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Property  or  means  sufficient  for  the  necessaries  and 
  conveniences  of  life;  sufficiency  without  excess. 
 
  Reason's  whole  pleasure,  all  the  joys  of  sense  Lie 
  in  three  words  --  health,  peace,  and  competence. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Superfluity  comes  sooner  by  white  hairs,  but 
  competency  lives  longer.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Law) 
  a  Legal  capacity  or  qualifications;  fitness;  as  the 
  competency  of  a  witness  or  of  a  evidence. 
  b  Right  or  authority;  legal  power  or  capacity  to  take 
  cognizance  of  a  cause  as  the  competence  of  a  judge 
  or  court.  --Kent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  competence 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  adequately  or  well  qualified  physically 
  and  intellectually  [syn:  {competency}]  [ant:  {incompetence}] 




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