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
Worse, after the IPO, foreign investors may start demanding the company stick to its core competency -- pumping crude.
A judge said the court had to determine her competency before accepting a guilty plea.
A judge agreed to send a Crown Point man charged with two counts of murder to the Logansport State Hospital for a forensic psychological evaluation to determine his mental competency to stand trial.
Maven is building on GM's core competencies and helping to develop a new customer base as customers for life.
At times, defendants can be restored to competency only to later be deemed incompetent again.
What’s the difference between competency and sanity?
Mathcounts is a nationwide program for middle school students, established to boost math competency.
Stick to competency questions of nominees, Sen. Sanders — or people may question your own.
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COMPETENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of competency for English Language Learners
: an ability or skill
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