noun, plural com·pe·ten·cies.
- compensatory polycythemia,
Origin of competency
Examples from the Web for competency
Many other factors would come into play, including the competency and platforms of her opponents, both Democrat and Republican.Hillary’s Book Sales Are Weak by Clinton Standards|Jason Pinter|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They tried to question her competency and she was like that for years and years,” he said.Etta James’s Son Donto Says Addiction Was Part of Famed Singer’s Life|Christine Pelisek|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So stubborn was she, in fact, that Mason requested she be examined for competency.
She expected to inherit all, and is not satisfied with the competency left to her.The Story of Charles Strange Vol. 2 (of 3)|Mrs. Henry Wood
By the death of his f. he inherited a competency on which he was able to live in frugal elegance, not unmixed with eccentricity.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
He began business as a builder on his own account at Colchester, where by frugality and industry he secured a competency.Self-Help|Samuel Smiles
It would mean spurring herself to a high degree of competency.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
They denied the competency of Congress under that instrument to establish a National Bank.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
noun plural -cies
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.