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skill

noun ability, adeptness, adroitness, aptitude, aptness, art, artistry, cleverness, command, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, ease, endowment, experience, expertness, facility, felicity, finesse, fluency, gift, handiness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, knack, knowledge, mastery, peritia, proficiency, prowess, scientia, sollertia, talent
See also: ability, aptitude, capacity, competence, discretion, experience, facility, faculty, fitness, flair, gift, knowledge, learning, performance, potential, propensity, prowess, qualification, science, specialty, technique

SKILL, contracts. The art of doing a thing as it ought to be done.
     2. Every person who purports to have skill in la business, and undertakes for hire to perform it, is bound to do it with ordinary skill, and is responsible civilly in damages for the want of it; 11 M. & W. 483; and sometimes he is responsible criminally. Vide Mala Praxis; 2 Russ. on Cr. 288,
     3. The degree of skill and diligence required, rises in proportion to the value of the article, and the delicacy of the operation: more skill is required, for example, to repair a very delicate mathematical instrument, than upon a common instrument. Jones' Bailm. 91; 2 Kent, Com. 458, 463; 1 Bell's Com. 459; 2 Ld. Raym. 909, 918; Domat, liv. 1, t. 4, Sec. 8, n. 1; Poth. Louage, n. 425; Pardess. n. 528; Ayl. Pand. B. 4, t. 7, p. 466; Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 3, Sec. 16; 1 Rolle, Ab. 10; Story's Bailm. Sec. 431, et seq.; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 144.

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