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 for qualification
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Qualification \Qual`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. qualification. See
     Qualify.]
     1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being
        qualified.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any
        acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or
        employment, or which enables him to sustian any character
        with success; an enabling quality or circumstance;
        requisite capacity or possession.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              There is no qualification for government but virtue
              and wisdom, actual or presumptive.    --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that
        which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction;
        hence, abatement; diminution; as, to use words without any
        qualification.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  qualification
      n 1: an attribute that must be met or complied with and that
           fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the
           job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for
           admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of
           fine musician" [syn: qualification, making]
      2: the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea;
         "his new position involves a qualification of his party's
         platform"
      3: a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he
         recommended her without any reservations" [syn:
         reservation, qualification]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "qualification":
     ability, ableness, about-face, acceptability, accommodation,
     adaptation, adequacy, adjustment, admissibility, allowance,
     alteration, amelioration, apostasy, applicability, appositeness,
     appropriateness, aptitude, aptness, betterment, boundary, bounds,
     break, bump, caliber, capability, capableness, capacity, caveat,
     change, change of heart, changeableness, circumscription, color,
     competence, competency, condition, conditioning, confinement,
     constructive change, continence, continuity, conversion, cramp,
     cramping, decontamination, defection, degeneration,
     degenerative change, desirability, deterioration, deviation,
     difference, discipline, discontinuity, divergence, diversification,
     diversion, diversity, dower, dowry, efficacy, efficiency,
     eligibility, eligible, enablement, endowment, equipment, exception,
     extenuating circumstances, extenuation, extenuative, facility,
     faculty, felicity, fit, fitness, fittedness, fitting, flair,
     flip-flop, forte, furnishing, genius, gift, gilding, gloss,
     gradual change, improvement, instinct, know-how, knowledge, limit,
     limitation, long suit, makings, mastery, maturity, melioration,
     metier, might, mitigation, moderation, modification, modulation,
     natural endowment, natural gift, overthrow, palliation, palliative,
     parts, potential, power, powers, preparedness, prerequisite,
     prescription, proficiency, propriety, proscription, provision,
     proviso, radical change, re-creation, readiness, realignment,
     redesign, reform, reformation, relevance, remaking, renewal,
     requirement, reservation, reshaping, restrain, restriction,
     restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution,
     ripeness, seasoning, shift, skill, softening, speciality, stint,
     stipulation, string, strong flair, strong point, sudden change,
     sufficiency, suitability, suitableness, suitedness, susceptibility,
     switch, talent, talents, tempering, term, the goods, the stuff,
     total change, transition, trim, tuning, turn, turnabout, upheaval,
     variation, variety, varnish, violent change, what it takes,
     whitewash, whitewashing, worsening, worthiness
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  QUALIFICATION. Having the requisite qualities for a thing; as, to be 
  president of the United States, the candidate must possess certain 
  qualifications. See President of the United States. 
  
  

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