His capabilities as a soldier have been generally recognized by competent authorities.
A French tribunal alone is competent to settle disputes where one of the parties is not a native.
No careful and competent student of his works has ever failed to correct this gross misapprehension.
A competent, methodical assassin, she didn't make the mistake of trying to collect from someone not on the list.
As to judgment debts, it is sufficient to say that, when by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction an order is made that a sum of money be paid by one of two parties to another, such a debt is not only enforceable by process of court, but it can be sued upon as if it were an ordinary debt.