Definition of competency
: competence raised the issue of the defendant's competency to stand trial
Examples of competency in a Sentence
Critics have questioned the director's competency.
she's proved that she has the competency to run a major company
Recent Examples of competency from the Web
Every head coach knows his program is only as strong as the loyalty, competency, passion, positive energy, and enthusiasm of the guys on his staff.
Each has also done cultural-competency training to help teachers become aware of the experience of students of color, develop culturally sensitive teaching practices, and examine how their own racial identities affect their work.
But Sean O’Brien, a law professor who advised him on mental health issues, questioned the trial’s ultimate fairness and predicted that Judge Gergel’s findings of competency would fuel the appeals that Mr. Roof hopes will extend his life.
His administration’s efforts to roll back regulations and cut taxes also may benefit the U.S. ranking, as executives rated the government’s competency and tax regime low in a list of the American economy’s advantages.
Near the end of that May 15 competency hearing, Colbert collapsed in the courtroom.
Jenkins pleaded no contest in 2014, but his sentencing has been delayed for years because of concerns about his mental competency.
But those looking for hope that Honda is righting its performance ship will find plenty of the carmaker’s core competencies manifest in the new Si.
Hammond meets the people who operate them daily, trains in the machines’ use, and then tries to prove his competency.
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Origin and Etymology of competency
First Known Use: 1596
COMPETENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of competency for English Language Learners
: an ability or skill
Legal Definition of competency
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