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competence




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competence
     1. n. The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.
     2. n. The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.
     3. n. (dated) A sustainable income.
     4. n. In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.
           That question is out with the competence of this court and must be taken to a higher court.

Example Sentences

I was worried that they did not understand enough to be able to predict and manage for the future with the kind of competence we had every right to expect. 


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