Definition of Competency

1. Noun. The quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually.

Exact synonyms: Competence
Specialized synonyms: Fitness, Linguistic Competence, Proficiency
Generic synonyms: Ability
Derivative terms: Competent, Competent, Competent
Antonyms: Incompetence



Definition of Competency

1. Noun. (obsolete) A sufficient supply (of). ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A sustainable income ¹

3. Noun. The ability to perform some task; competence. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) Meeting specified qualifications to perform. ¹

5. Noun. (linguistics) implicit knowledge of a language’s structure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Competency

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Medical Definition of Competency

1. An ephemeral state, induced by treatment with cold cations, during which bacterial cells are capable of uptaking foreign DNA. (05 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Competency

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1. When the Victim Is a Child by Debra Whitcomb (1992)
"competency of Child Witnesses Historically, competency hurdles were widely recognized as "the No. 1 legal rule preventing successful prosecution of child ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps, Andrew Amos (1838)
"JT is proposed to consider, in the present chapter, what is the regular mode of objecting to the competency of a witness, on the ground of interest, ..."

3. Powell's Principles and Practice of the Law of Evidence by Griffin, Edmund Fuller, 1839-, Edmund Powell, John Cutler (1885)
"IT has already been stated («) that all objections to the competency of witnesses are for the decision of the judge, who will, if there appear to be any ..."

4. A Brief for the Trial of Civil Issues Before a Jury by Austin Abbott, William Charles Wermuth (1922)
"Counter proof as to competency. On an objection to the competency, either of testimony or a document, the court may allow the objector to interpose with ..."

5. An Illustrated Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1905)
"The term competency as applied to a witness, signifies his legal fitness to give ... competency v. Credibility.—The terms competency and credibility are not ..."

6. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1914)
"competency of Witnesses—Oath. t v'13. Objection to competency for Want ... competency of Parties—Corporators. § 733. Husband and Wife Incompetent Witnesses. ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Witnesses by Stewart Rapalje (1887)
"competency of One Party as a Witness for Another Party. § 32. ... competency of Defendant for Plaintiff. § 37. competency of Plaintiff for Defendant. § 38. ..."

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