So stubborn was she, in fact, that Mason requested she be examined for competency.
“They tried to question her competency and she was like that for years and years,” he said.
Many other factors would come into play, including the competency and platforms of her opponents, both Democrat and Republican.
He valued all his life the liberty which this competency secured him.
The Assistant Commissioner did not seem to refuse it a certain amount of competency.
These, however, only proved the strength and competency of the man.
I enjoy a competency—nay, much more—and yet, they talk to me of dying.
If any man have a competency, let him not travel hither to enjoy it.
He had left the young surgeon a competency of two hundred a-year.
A competency was, however, saved from the magnificent wreck.
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.