omnicompetent

adjective

om·​ni·​com·​pe·​tent ˌäm-ni-ˈkäm-pə-tənt How to pronounce omnicompetent (audio)
: able to handle any situation
especially : having the authority or legal capacity to act in all matters
omnicompetence noun

Examples of omnicompetent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Facebook memes to poison the debate among America’s political class, half of whom went on to portray him as an omnicompetent master of world events. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 26 Jan. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of omnicompetent was in 1827

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“Omnicompetent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omnicompetent. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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