Meaning of COMPETENCE
|Pronunciation: || ||'kâmpitns|
| ||Definition:|| |
[n] the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
COMPETENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||competency|
| ||Antonyms:|| ||incompetence, incompetency|
| ||See Also:|| ||ability, fitness, proficiency|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
\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;
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.
Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but
competency lives longer. --Shak.
(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.
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