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competent
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
of people:  sufficiently capable

or:

of actions or things:  adequate for the purpose
  • Meanwhile, they shall be at the command of any gentleman, inclined and competent, to take the unprofitable labour off my hands.
    Introductory (66% in)

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