Sufficiency

Definition of Sufficiency

Suf`fi´cien`cy
n.1.The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy.
His sufficiency is such that he bestows and possesses, his plenty being unexhausted.
- Boyle.
2.Qualification for any purpose; ability; capacity.
A substitute or most allowed sufficiency.
- Shak.
I am not so confident of my own sufficiency as not willingly to admit the counsel of others.
- Eikon Basilike.
3.Adequate substance or means; competence.
4.Supply equal to wants; ample stock or fund.
5.Conceit; self-confidence; self-sufficiency.
Sufficiency is a compound of vanity and ignorance.
- Sir W. Temple.

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