adjective Date: 1827 able to handle any situation; especially having the authority or legal capacity to act in all matters • omnicompetence noun

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  • omnicompetence — |ämnə̇, nē+ noun Etymology: from omnicompetent, after English competent : competence : the quality or state of being omnicompetent they act on an identical assumption of omnicompetence Hannah Arendt * * * omnicomˈpetence noun Competence in all… …   Useful english dictionary

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