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  1. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., that fit a person for some function, office, or the like.
  2. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or the like.
  3. modified, limited, or restricted in some way: a qualified endorsement.
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Origin of qualified

First recorded in 1550–60; qualify + -ed2
Related formsqual·i·fied·ly, adverbqual·i·fied·ness, nounqua·si-qual·i·fied, adjectiveun·der·qual·i·fied, adjectivewell-qual·i·fied, adjective


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adjective (well qualified when postpositive)
  1. having good or excellent qualifications
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  1. having the abilities, qualities, attributes, etc, necessary to perform a particular job or task
  2. limited, modified, or restricted; not absolute
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