Definition of Qualified

1. Adjective. Meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task. "Many qualified applicants for the job"

Also: Competent, Eligible
Similar to: Well-qualified
Antonyms: Unqualified

2. Adjective. Limited or restricted; not absolute. "Gave only qualified approval"

3. Adjective. Holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill. "A registered hospital"
Exact synonyms: Certified
Similar to: Registered

4. Adjective. Restricted in meaning; (as e.g. 'man' in 'a tall man').
Exact synonyms: Restricted
Category relationships: Grammar
Similar to: Modified

5. Adjective. Contingent on something else.
Exact synonyms: Dependant, Dependent
Similar to: Conditional
Derivative terms: Depend, Depend

Definition of Qualified

1. a. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.

Definition of Qualified

1. Adjective. Meeting the standards, requirements, and training for a position. ¹

2. Adjective. Restricted or limited by conditions. ¹

3. Verb. (past of qualify) ¹

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Definition of Qualified

1. qualify [v] - See also: qualify

Lexicographical Neighbors of Qualified

qualified (current term)
qualified fee
qualified majority
qualified property
qualifying adjective
qualifying facility
qualifying position
qualifying positions

Literary usage of Qualified

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"It was there declared and decided, that "All qualified voters, who absent themselves from an election duly called, are presumed to assent to the expressed ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"6Í, providing that before any bonds are issued for certain specified necessary expenses the question shall be submitted to a vote of the qualified voters of ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"qualified Property in Chattels Personal. — Property in chattels personal is either absolute or qualified. Absolute property denotes a full and complete ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Any person or association of persons severally qualified, as above provided, who have opened and improved, or shall hereafter open and improve, ..."

5. Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of by Henry Frank Eshleman (1917)
"James Nevin, master, qualified Oct. 3. There ships all came from Amsterdam. The Ship Good Hope, John Trump, master, qualified Oct. 1—Ship Friendship, ..."

6. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"If, however, no applicants under this regulation shall be found suitable and qualified, the vacancy will be filled at discretion. Appointments to all other ..."

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