Part of speech: noun

The state of being competent; ability; qualification.

Part of speech: noun

Sufficient means; sufficiency.

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Usage examples "competency":

  1. He came and was put in my care for the purpose of a mutual exchange of ideas and for a report by me as to his competency in the matter. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  2. I have seen villains who were rich, and I have seen villains who were poor, and I have seen villains who were neither rich nor poor, but who had realized Agar's wish, and lived in fair and modest competency. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. They who are thus elected remain in office during competency and good behavior. - "Life in a Thousand Worlds", William Shuler Harris.