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

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