noun, plural com·pe·ten·cies.
Origin of competency
Related Words for competencycapability, proficiency, expertise, aptitude, skill, competence, capacity, faculty
Examples from the Web for competency
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 18, 2014
“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
November 15, 2012
So stubborn was she, in fact, that Mason requested she be examined for competency.
Historical Examples of competency
The Assistant Commissioner did not seem to refuse it a certain amount of competency.The Secret Agent
As the exercise of his foresight will enable him to acquire a competency in that time.The Proverbs of Scotland
She may not be satisfied with what you consider a competency.Won from the Waves
I enjoy a competency—nay, much more—and yet, they talk to me of dying.Rattlin the Reefer
Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
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.