adequate provision or supply, especially of wealth.
Origin of sufficiency
1485–95;Related formso·ver·suf·fi·cien·cy, nounpre·suf·fi·cien·cy, nounsu·per·suf·fi·cien·cy, noun
< Late Latin sufficientia;
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Examples from the Web for sufficiency
Historical Examples of sufficiency
With national ownership a sufficiency of cars would be provided.
With them he fences heroically and causes a sufficiency of clatter and noise.
Beyond a sufficiency for his daily needs money has not much value.
Indeed, there had been a sufficiency of law and lawyers in my affairs already.
Henry Seton Merriman
These concern the sufficiency of the consideration and the moment when the contract is made.
British Dictionary definitions for sufficiency
noun plural -cies
the quality or condition of being sufficient
an adequate amount or quantity, as of income
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Word Origin and History for sufficiency
late 15c., from Latin sufficientia, from sufficiens (see sufficient) + -cy. Sufficience is from late 14c.
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