om·​ni·​com·​pe·​tent | \ ˌäm-ni-ˈkäm-pə-tənt How to pronounce omnicompetent (audio) \

Definition of omnicompetent

: able to handle any situation especially : having the authority or legal capacity to act in all matters

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omnicompetence \ ˌäm-​ni-​ˈkäm-​pə-​tən(t)s How to pronounce omnicompetent (audio) \ noun

Examples of omnicompetent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His rejection of the omnicompetent state seemed attended by a notion of an omnicompetent papacy, something perhaps encouraged by the First Vatican Council’s declaration of papal infallibility and supreme and universal Church jurisdiction. David P. Deavel, National Review, 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of omnicompetent

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Omnicompetent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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