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competency

[kom-pi-tuh n-see] /ˈkɒm pɪ tən si/
noun, plural competencies.
1.
competence (defs 1–4).
Origin of competency
1585-1595
1585-95; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin competentia suitability, competence (Latin: proportion). See competent, -cy
Related forms
noncompetency, noun
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competency

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

1590s, "rivalry;" c.1600, "sufficiency to satisfy the wants of life," from Latin competentia "meeting together, agreement, symmetry," from competens, present participle of competere (see compete). Meaning "sufficiency of qualification" is recorded from 1797.

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