from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the appropriate qualifications for an office, position, or task.
  • adjective Limited, restricted, or modified.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Prefixed by a qualifying adjective; in a slang use, damned.
  • Having a qualification; fitted by accomplishments or endowments; furnished with legal power or capacity: as, a person qualified to hold an appointment; a qualified elector.
  • Affected by some degree of negation, limitation, or modification; modified: limited; restricted: as, a qualified statement; qualified admiration.
  • Eccles., noting a person enabled to hold two benefices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.
  • adjective Modified; limited.
  • adjective (Law) a base fee, or an estate which has a qualification annexed to it, the fee ceasing with the qualification, as a grant to A and his heirs, tenants of the manor of Dale.
  • adjective (Law) an indorsement which modifies the liability of the indorser that would result from the general principles of law, but does not affect the negotiability of the instrument.
  • adjective (Legislation) a limited veto power, by which the chief executive in a constitutional government may refuse assent to bills passed by the legislative body, which bills therefore fail to become laws unless upon a reconsideration the legislature again passes them by a certain majority specified in the constitution, when they become laws without the approval of the executive.
  • adjective (Law) that which depends on temporary possession, as that in wild animals reclaimed, or as in the case of a bailment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Meeting the standards, requirements, and training for a position.
  • adjective Restricted or limited by conditions.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of qualify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective limited or restricted; not absolute
  • adjective contingent on something else
  • adjective meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
  • adjective holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
  • adjective restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')


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