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competence

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmpətəns; ˈkɒmpɪtəns/

Translation of competence in Spanish:

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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.