Translation of competence in Spanish:

competence

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmpətəns; ˈkɒmpɪtəns/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (ability) competencia (feminine), capacidad (feminine) I don't doubt his competence as a teacher, but … no dudo de su competencia como profesor, pero … a certain level of competence in French un cierto nivel (de conocimientos) de francés
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    • Some employees are enthusiastic about their supervisor's competence and skills.
    • She had many friends and related openly and well to me, implying skills in social competence.
    • In our experience, the competence and skills of traditional birth attendants may vary widely across settings.
    1.2 (jurisdiction) [Law/Derecho] competencia (feminine) to be within/beyond the competence of the court ser*/no ser* (de la) competencia del tribunal
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    • A court's competence to grant an anti-suit injunction seems to derive from its jurisdiction to adjudicate.
    • But the courts have no competence to nullify, repeal or amend the legislation in question.
    • The Assembly is given competence to exercise legislative authority in respect of those matters falling under the responsibility of the six Northern Ireland Government Departments.

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