competentia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From competēns +‎ -ia, from competō (I meet, coincide, agree)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

competentia f (genitive competentiae); first declension

  1. agreement, symmetry, correspondence
  2. (of the stars) conjunction
  3. (Medieval Latin) competence, expertise
    • 1251, letter from Adam Marsh to Robert Grosseteste
      • In: 2006, The Letters of Adam Marsh. Volume I. Edited and translated by C. H. Lawrence, pages 54–55:
        Super litterature competentia uestra uobis sufficiunt experimenta.
        As for his competence in letters your own test will suffice for you.
      • In: 2012, Monumenta Franciscana. Volume I. Edited by J. S. Brewer and Richard Howlett, page 108:
        Super litteraturæ competentia vestra vobis sufficiunt experimenta.
    • 1739, Traugott Thomasius, Problema iuris civilis an debitor pecuniam ob beneficium competentiae, page 8:
      Ob mutuam itaque catitatem et reuerentiam, personis quibusdam debitam, ex aequitate Praetoris introductum esse beneficium competentiae recte coniecturatur OTTO, quia omnes ICti in libris ad Edictum illud explicarunt.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative competentia competentiae
genitive competentiae competentiārum
dative competentiae competentiīs
accusative competentiam competentiās
ablative competentiā competentiīs
vocative competentia competentiae

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