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competent (ˈkɒmpɪtənt)
adj (foll by to)
1.  having sufficient skill, knowledge, etc; capable
2.  suitable or sufficient for the purpose: a competent answer
3.  law (of a witness) having legal capacity; qualified to testify, etc
4.  belonging as a right; appropriate
[C14: from Latin competēns, from competere to be competent; see compete]

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