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Meaning of QUALIFIED

Pronunciation:  'kwâlu`fId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (law) legally qualified; "a competent witness"
  2. [adj]  contingent on something else
  3. [adj]  having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; "justice moderated with mercy"
  4. [adj]  (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
  5. [adj]  meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job"
  6. [adj]  limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
  7. [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"

QUALIFIED is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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