1. A basic or minimal ability to do something; qualification, esp. to testify (competence of a witness). [Cases: Witnesses 35. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì¡ì 87¨C88, 90, 92.]
2. The capacity of an official body to do something (the court’s competence to enter a valid judgment).
3. Authenticity (the documents were supported by a business-records affidavit, leaving their competence as evidence beyond doubt). [Cases: Evidence 369. C.J.S. Evidence ¡ì 819.] Cf. COMPETENCY. ¡ª competent, adj.
How to translate the legal term COMPETENCE in Chinese?
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