competent definition

  • adjective:
    • correctly or adequately competent; able: a competent typist.
    • Adequate with the aim: a reliable overall performance.
    • Law Legally qualified or fit to perform an act.
    • Having adequate skill, knowledge, capability, or qualifications.
    • Having jurisdiction or expert over a certain concern or question.
    • Adequate for the purpose
    • giving answers to to all or any demands; sufficient; adequate; suitable; able; legitimately qualified; fit.
    • Rightfully or correctly belonging; event; -- followed closely by to.
    • correctly or adequately competent or capable or efficient
    • adequate for the purpose
    • lawfully qualified or sufficient
    • precisely or adequately qualified; capable: a competent typist.
    • Adequate for the purpose: a reliable performance.
    • legislation Legally qualified or fit to execute an act.
    • Having adequate skill, understanding, capability, or qualifications.
    • Having jurisdiction or expert over a specific issue or concern.
    • Adequate with the objective
    • responding to to all the demands; sufficient; sufficient; suitable; able; legally qualified; fit.
    • Rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- accompanied by to.
    • correctly or sufficiently competent or capable or efficient
    • sufficient for the purpose
    • legally qualified or adequate
  • others:
    • Answering all needs; suitable; healthy; sufficient or sufficient for the purpose: because, competent products of food and clothes; an army competent to your defense associated with the kingdom.
    • Having ability or capacity; precisely qualified: as, a competent bookkeeper.
    • In law, having appropriate ability or certification: since, a qualified judge or judge; a competent experience.
    • Rightfully or lawfully that belong; relating by right; permissible: followed closely by to.
    • Fitted, etc. See qualified.
    • In real location, of a stream, effective at carrying fragments of a given size.
    • In geology, having sufficient firmness and power to transfer stress to other strata or even to raise an overlying burden, as a rock or stratum.
    • responding to all demands; suitable; fit; adequate or adequate with the objective: because, skilled materials of food and clothes; an army competent towards the defense associated with the kingdom.
    • Having ability or capacity; precisely qualified: as, a reliable bookkeeper.
    • in-law, having legal ability or certification: as, a reliable judge or judge; a competent experience.
    • Rightfully or lawfully that belong; pertaining by right; permissible: accompanied by to.
    • Fitted, etc. See competent.
    • In actual geography, of a stream, capable of carrying fragments of a given dimensions.
    • In geology, having sufficient firmness and power to transfer stress with other strata or even lift an overlying burden, as a rock or stratum.
  • noun:
    • one of several competentes (which see).
    • among competentes (which see).

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