Entries linking to sufficiency
"inherent fitness for all ends and purposes and independence of others," 1620s, originally also an attribute of God (translating Greek autakreia); see self + sufficiency. Of mortals, "ability to supply one's own needs," it is implied by 1580s (compare self-sufficient). Sometimes formerly also "an overweening opinion of one's talent or worth" (1690s).
her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency
there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country
he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence