- The condition of having the necessary skills or knowledge for a particular role or job
- The state of having adequate knowledge or skill to handle a situation or task
- The legal qualification that enables a person or a body to perform a task
- The jury questioned the competence of the witness in the case.
- The court scrutinized the evidence to establish the competence of the accused.
- The judge examined the competence of the attorney before allowing him to handle the case.