Definition of competence:
support, capableness, alienation, cancellation, cancel, blind trust, income, bail, capacity, gift, competency, alienate, faculty, subsistence, mandate, assignment, cause, right, provision, prowess, assign, attest.
- experience (part of speech: noun)
- qualification (part of speech: noun)
- skill (part of speech: noun)
- power (part of speech: noun)
Successful search has been made by one whose competence as an observer is beyond question, and whose testimony is less liable than that of all others to any bias towards the conclusion that such inheritance takes place.- "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
I had addressed in trembling hope my first fond attempt at literary criticism to Charles Eliot Norton, who had lately, and with the highest, brightest competence, come to the rescue of the North American Review, submerged in a stale tradition and gasping for life, and he had not only published it in his very next number- the interval for me of breathless brevity- but had expressed the liveliest further hospitality, the gage of which was thus at once his welcome to me at home.- "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.
- "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.