La palabra del día: Competencia

Feminine noun. In Legal Spanish, competencia is the legal sphere of powers that correspond to a public entity or a judicial or administrative authority. E.g.: Paralelamente, su competencia penal se hacía extensiva a los delitos cometidos por sus ciudadanos fuera de su territorio: Similarly, its criminal jurisdiction extends to crimes committed by its citizens outside its territory, including when serving…
By the way, competencia also means competition. dc