noun, plural competencies.
competence ( defs 1–4 ).

1585–95; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin competentia suitability, competence (Latin: proportion). See competent, -cy

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competency (ˈkɒmpɪtənsɪ)
n , pl -cies
1.  law capacity to testify in a court of law; eligibility to be sworn
2.  competence a less common word for competence

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, "sufficiency to satisfy the wants of life," from L. competentia "meeting together, agreement, symmetry," from competens, prp. of competere (see compete). Meaning "sufficiency of qualification" is recorded from 1797.
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Example sentences
At a minimum, extensive competency evaluations should be done before juveniles
  are transferred, he said.
The math department has redesigned developmental math courses to a competency
  based model.
And then require a specific and high level of competency before being allowed
  to write prose-- in any language.
They want to work for private company's where the competency and skill level is
  much higher.
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