noncompetency

competency

[kom-pi-tuhn-see]
noun, plural competencies.
competence ( defs 1–4 ).

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

noncompetency, noun
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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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competency
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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