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competent
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition of people:  sufficiently capable

or:

of actions or things:  adequate for the purpose
  • With your branch of the subject, on which alone you are competent to speak, I should not think of interfering.
    Chapters 40-42 (33% in)
  • I am aware that I am merely a female, and that a masculine judgement is usually considered more competent to the discussion of such questions; still I must not forget that, when I lived at home with my papa and mama, my papa was in the habit of saying, "Emma's form is fragile, but her grasp of a subject is inferior to none."
    Chapters 28-30 (31% in)

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