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competent
used in A Christmas Carol

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Definition
capable (able to do something in a generally satisfactory manner) — sometimes specifically to have legal capability
  • Everybody else said the same, and they must be allowed to have been competent judges, because they had just had dinner; and, with the dessert upon the table, were clustered round the fire, by lamplight.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (75% in)
competent = sufficiently capable
There are no more uses of "competent" in A Christmas Carol.

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