Definition of competant
1. competent [ a ] properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
Examples: "a competent typist"
(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)
A part-time farmer needs unusual skill to get as high production per hen , per cow , or per acre as can be obtained by a competent full-time farmer .
(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
We are tempted to blame others for our problems rather than look them straight in the face and realize they are of_our_own making and possible of solution only by ourselves with the help of desperately needed , enlightened , competent leaders .
(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
Mr._March , like Benjamin_Szold , was a clergyman , although of an indeterminate denomination ; and `` Marmee '' March , like Sophie_Szold , was the competent manager of her brood of girls , of whom the Marches had only four to the Szolds ' five .
(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
Accordingly , if it is not repealed by the Congress at its present session , I shall have no alternative thereafter but to direct the Secretary of Defense to disregard the section unless a court of competent jurisdiction determines otherwise .
(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
Brian_Thayer was a thoroughly honest and competent administrator .Synonyms competent Related Terms incompetent effective able workmanlike qualified capable skilled efficient qualified
2. competent [ a ] adequate for the purpose
Examples: "a competent performance"
(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)
if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation has been duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States and has not been discharged prior to the date of payment , payment shall be made to such receiver or trustee in accordance with the order of the court ;
if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation , duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States , makes an assignment of the claim , or any part thereof , with_respect_to which an award is made , or makes an assignment of such award , or any part thereof , payment shall be made to the assignee , as his interest may appear ; and in the case of any assignment of an award , or any part thereof , which is made in_writing and duly acknowledged and filed , after such award is certified to the Secretary_of_the_Treasury , payment may , in the discretion of the Secretary_of_the_Treasury , be made to the assignee , as his interest may appear .Synonyms competent Related Terms adequate
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