competency

[ kom-pi-tuh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF competency
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The Assistant Commissioner did not seem to refuse it a certain amount of competency.

As the exercise of his foresight will enable him to acquire a competency in that time.

She may not be satisfied with what you consider a competency.

I enjoy a competency—nay, much more—and yet, they talk to me of dying.

Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion.

Youth will not weigh so much against you as a competency will do for you.

No one asked for a certificate of competency other than her own word and that of her friends.

The development of competency in caring occurs over a lifetime.

He had left the young surgeon a competency of two hundred a-year.

It is the competency of the court to which he pleads, rather than its decrees.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "rivalry;" c.1600, "sufficiency to satisfy the wants of life," from Latin competentia "meeting together, agreement, symmetry," from competens, present participle of competere (see compete). Meaning "sufficiency of qualification" is recorded from 1797.

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