sufficiency (n.) Old form(s): sufficiencie
competence, ability, capability
MA V.i.29[Leonato to Antonio, of grief] 'tis ... no man's virtue nor sufficiency / To be so moral when he shall endure / The like himself
MM I.i.8[Duke to Escalus] to your sufficiency, as your worth is able
Oth I.iii.222[Duke to Othello, of the person in charge in Cyprus] we have there a substitute of most allowed sufficiency
WT II.i.185[Leontes to Antigonus] I have dispatched in post / To sacred Delphos ... / Cleomenes and Dion, whom you know / Of stuffed sufficiency
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