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

Famous Quotes Containing Qualified:

Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church - he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives - but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority.

-- Charles Hodge (American Theologian)

I am not qualified to talk about the diet. Simply because I am not a dietician.

-- Mark Spitz (American Athlete)

The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader.

-- Mary Frances Berry (American Writer)

I'm not qualified to do anything else. So there better be another job. I'm kind of stuck now. I'm enjoying my life and I'm enjoying my work, and I'm enjoying the fact that the work I'm doing is garnering some interest and that's great. I just hope that it continues.

-- Alfred Molina (English Actor)

I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue - I seldom leave the country.

-- John Hughes (American Director)

You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they'll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself.

-- James Cameron (American Director)

The people who run a university are far more qualified and intelligent in handling people than someone who inherited his money and used it to buy a pro team.

-- Hayden Fry (American Coach)

This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind - even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it.

-- Eddie Bernice Johnson (American Politician)

With the establishment of a presence in all three counties of Delaware, recruitment in and outside Delaware and throughout the world and new master's and doctoral programs, Delaware State University will continue to grow and attract even more qualified students.

-- Michael N. Castle (American Politician)

What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means.

-- Sonny Bono (American Musician)

I'm unqualified for anything else. I'm barely qualified for this.

-- Catherine Keener (American Actress)

I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.

-- Edward de Bono (English Psychologist)

I feel I'm as qualified for office as any of the other comedians who are running.

-- Grace Hansen ( -)

There is only so much negotiating and maneuvering that can be done while the aircraft is under siege in mid-air. Therefore, the best way to put a stop to hijacking is by having high levels of security implemented by qualified and trained personnel both on the ground and in the air.

-- Isaac Yeffet ( -)

In that match for Holland I asked for a big responsibility, I got it and I dealt with it. I played well, I scored goals and the team qualified for the Euro 2004 finals. It was a big night and an important moment for Holland.

-- Ruud van Nistelrooy (Dutch Athlete)

Al Gonzales is a dedicated public servant and exceptionally qualified to be our nation's next Attorney General. I know that a lot has been said about Judge Gonzales' life story. It is a story of the fulfillment of the American Dream.

-- Mel Martinez (American Politician)

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street.

-- Kevin Bacon (American Actor)

If we can modernise the workforce, make them better qualified, have this framework of qualifications, then I think they have a very good case for more money.

-- Estelle Morris (English Politician)

Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.

-- Frank Lloyd Wright (American Architect)

It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together.

-- Lakhdar Brahimi ( Public Servant)

Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation.

-- Conrad Burns (American Politician)

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to.

-- Bobby Scott (American Politician)

My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs.

-- Jim Evans (American Athlete)

If bringing up the next generation is important, why aren't they the best qualified, the best paid? Why aren't we as concerned about their career progression as we are about those who work in the education or health services?

-- Estelle Morris (English Politician)

We were the best team in the world: European champions in 1984, we qualified without a hitch and 86 was to be the swan song for a very experienced side.

-- Michel Patini ( -)

Stop relying only on technology.Technology can help the qualified, well-trained human being but cannot replace him.

-- Isaac Yeffet ( -)

I wasn't really qualified to be on Saturday Night Live - I'm not like an impressionist or anything.

-- Victoria Jackson (American Comedian)

I'm not qualified for anything else, so I would imagine I'd either be doing something larcenous or I would have already been caught.

-- Don Johnson (American Actor)

Being an actor myself I realize that all actors believe they are qualified to play any role. If you showed me a script with a black woman character I would tell you that I could do it. That is what we do. We act as if we are someone else.

-- Richard Masur (American Actor)

If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.

-- Orson Pratt (American Theologian)

The hesitancy is in the detail, not the principal. There has been no resistance to the principal of women playing in the Open if they are qualified for it. We are not dragging our feet. It's just that we never had cause to think about it before.

-- Peter Dawson (Australian Musician)

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.

-- Adam Ferguson (Scottish Philosopher)

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of LA in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.

-- Jay Leno (American Comedian)

A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.

-- Hazrat Inayat Khan ( Clergyman)

We've got another nominee coming up, well qualified, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owens has a tremendous reputation, tremendous record, but they are already marshalling their forces to try to stop that nomination.

-- Jay Alan Sekulow (American Lawyer)

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