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competence

(Ability), noun adequacy, adroitness, capability, capacity, conversance, dexterity, effectuality, efficacy, eligibility, enablement, endowment, equipment, experience, facility, faculty, fitness, flair, forte, gift, grasp, intelligence, legal competence, legal fitness, mastery, potency, proficiency, qualifications, responsibility, skill, sufficiency, suitability, talent, training
Associated concepts: competency of a witness, competent and intelligent waiver of counsel, competent authority, competent jurisdiction, legally competent
Foreign phrases: Homo potest esse habilis et inhabilis diiersis temporibus.A man may be capable and incapable at different times. Nemo praesens nisi intelligat. One is not present unless he understands. Nullus idoneus testis in re sua intelligitur. No person is deemed to be a commetent witness in his own behalf. Pupillus pati posse non intelligitur. An infant is not considered able to do an act to his own prejudice. Sola ac per se senectus donationem testamentum aut transactionem non vitiat. Old age alone and of itself will not vitiate a will or gift.

competence

(Sanity), noun capability, coherence, healthy mindedness, lucidity, mental ballnce, mental capacity, mental equilibrium, mental health, normalcy, normality, normalness, rationality, reason, sanemindedness, saneness, sense, senses, sound mind, soundmindedness, soundness, soundness of mind
Associated concepts: age of maturity, competency of a wittess, competent and intelligent waiver of counsel, age of maturity, infancy, legally competent, mental competence, non compos mentis
Foreign phrases: Furiosi nulla voluntas est.A madman has no will.
See also: ability, aptitude, caliber, capacity, discretion, efficiency, experience, facility, faculty, flair, force, gift, performance, potential, power, prowess, science, skill, specialty, strength, sufficiency, technique

competence

see COMPETENCY.
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In addition, in performing any services for clients, practitioners must do so with professional competence and due professional care, as well as be in compliance with all provisions of the Code.
Given the current knowledge explosion and the rapid rate of technological change, maintaining faculty members' professional competence has never been more important.
Barrett underscores both how Mungin's unhappy experience at Katten Muchin did not feature any "racist insults or overtly hostile acts" and the ways in which other lawyers--white lawyers--not directly acquainted with Larry Mungin automatically questioned his professional competence once he filed suit against Katten Muchin in 1994.
Far from being a new detailed biography of Bacon, Mathews's work is, as the title implies, a history of Bacon's moral and professional castigation as well as an eloquent and powerful defence of his professional competence and moral character against his muckrakers.
States that permit the hiring of non-certified part-time coaches will have little or no chance of proving a standard of professional competence in cases where negligence is an issue.
Respondents pointed out that nuisance or frivolous claims are frequently settled by small payments which do not reflect on the professional competence or conduct of the physician, dentist, or other health care practitioner in issue.
The Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents (NFPA 472) is a voluntary, national consensus standard.
Professional competence is typically action oriented and therefore is demonstrated by what professionals do, not simply by what they know (Queeney & Smutz, 1990).
J&B, in partnership with EducExpert, has developed a distance learning course to compliment Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, a training program covering the 2002 Editions of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Incidents.
The Prime Minister expressed full satisfaction over the operational capabilities of the Pakistan Navy and said the professional competence of the Pakistan Navy's officers and soldiers were laudable.
3 (declaration of professional competence and performance), D.
Now, through their efforts in successfully gaining Guild Associate status, which recognised their knowledge, skills and professional competence, we can proudly claim to have the best trained staff in the Bearwood area.

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