Definition for SUF-FI'CIEN-CY


  1. The state of being adequate to the end proposed. His sufficiency is such, that he bestows and possesses, his plenty being unexhausted. – Boyle.
  2. Qualification for any purpose. I am not so confident of my own sufficiency as not willingly to admit the counsel of others. K. Charles.
  3. Competence; adequate substance or means. An elegant sufficiency, content. – Thomson.
  4. Supply equal to wants; ample stock or fund. – Watts.
  5. Ability; adequate power. Our sufficiency is from God. – 2 Cor. iii.
  6. Conceit; self-confidence. [See Self-sufficiency.]

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