Definitions for: Qualified

[adj] (law) legally qualified; "a competent witness"
[adj] contingent on something else
[adj] having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; "justice moderated with mercy"
[adj] (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
[adj] meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job"
[adj] limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
[adj] holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; "a registered pharmacist"; "a registered hospital"

Webster (1913) Definition: Qual"i*fied, a.
1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.

2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement.

Qualified fee (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.

Qualified indorsement (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. --Story.

Qualified negative (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.

Qualified property (Law), that which depends on temporary
possession, as that in wild animals reclaimed, or as in
the case of a bailment.

Syn: Competent; fit; adapted.

Usage: Qualified, Competent. Competent is most commonly
used with respect to native endowments and general
ability suited to the performance of a task or duty;
qualified with respect to specific acquirements and

Synonyms: certified, competent, conditional, dependant, dependent, hedged, limited, moderated, modified, registered, restricted, tempered, weasel-worded, well-qualified

Antonyms: unqualified

See Also: eligible

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