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Meaning of competent by Wiktionary Dictionary



    competent ( comparative more competent, superlative most competent )

    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 .
      judicial authority having competent jurisdiction
    3. Adequate for the purpose


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Explanation of competent by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. adequate for the purpose

    2. a competent performance
    3. properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

    4. a competent typist
    5. legally qualified or sufficient

    6. a competent court
      competent testimony