Sufficiency

Suf*fi"cien*cy

(?), n. [L. sufficientia: cf. F. suffisance. See Suffice.] 1. The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy.
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His sufficiency is such that he bestows and possesses, his plenty being unexhausted.
Boyle.
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2. Qualification for any purpose; ability; capacity.
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A substitute or most allowed sufficiency.
Shak.
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I am not so confident of my own sufficiency as not willingly to admit the counsel of others.
Eikon Basilike.
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3. Adequate substance or means; competence. "An elegant sufficiency." Thomson.
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4. Supply equal to wants; ample stock or fund.
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5. Conceit; self-confidence; self-sufficiency.
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Sufficiency is a compound of vanity and ignorance.
Sir W. Temple.
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