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competent

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Adjective

competent (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
competent

Comparative
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  1. Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
    He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.
  2. (law) Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.
    For any disagreements arising from this contract, the competent court shall be the Springfield Circuit Court.

Quotations

  • "I believe in that myself because it has been explained by competent men as the convolutions of the grey matter." - James Joyce, Ulysses, 1922
  • "That as a competent keyless citizen he had proceeded energetically from the unknown to the known through the incertitude of the void." - James Joyce, Ulysses, 1922

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