- Having the required skills or abilities for a task or role
- Being mentally sound and having the ability to adequately take care of oneself or one's assets
- Being able to comprehend one's role as a criminal defendant, the criminal process, and being able to contribute to one's defense
- Having the legal qualifications or abilities that are sufficient
- Possessing the necessary authority or power
- Being eligible to be presented in court; capable of providing legal evidence
- The jury was tasked with determining whether the defendant was competent enough to stand trial.
- The contract was considered valid because both parties were competent at the time of agreement.
- The judge ruled that the witness was competent enough to provide evidence in court.