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

  Qualified \Qual"i*fied\, a.
     1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.
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     2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement.
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     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.
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     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
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Qualify \Qual"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Qualified; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Qualifying.] [F. qualifier, LL. qualificare, fr. L.
     qualis how constituted, as + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See
     Quality, and -Fy.]
     1. To make such as is required; to give added or requisite
        qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation,
        or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or
        other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make
        capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with
        legal power or capacity.
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              He had qualified himself for municipal office by
              taking the oaths to the sovereigns in possession.
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     2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to
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              It hath no larynx . . . to qualify the sound. --Sir
                                                    T. Browne.
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     3. To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive
        form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to
        limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a
        statement, claim, or proposition.
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     4. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to
        reduce the strength of, as liquors.
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              I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire,
              But qualify the fire's extreme rage.  --Shak.
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     5. To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
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              In short space he has them qualified. --Spenser.
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     Syn: To fit; equip; prepare; adapt; capacitate; enable;
          modify; soften; restrict; restrain; temper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: meeting the proper standards and requirements and
             training for an office or position or task; "many
             qualified applicants for the job" [ant: unqualified]
      2: limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified
         approval" [ant: unqualified]
      3: 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" [syn: certified, qualified]
      4: restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man') [syn:
         restricted, qualified]
      5: contingent on something else [syn: dependent, dependant,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  149 Moby Thesaurus words for "qualified":
     a propos, able, acceptable, accomplished, ad rem, adapted, adept,
     adjusted, admissible, altered, applicable, apposite, appropriate,
     apropos, apt, au fait, becoming, befitting, better, bound, bounded,
     boxed in, capable, changeable, changed, checked out, circumscribed,
     competent, conditional, conditioned, confined, contingent,
     converted, copyrighted, cramped, definite, degenerate, deserved,
     desirable, determined, deviant, disciplined, divergent,
     dovetailing, earned, efficient, eligible, enfranchised, entitled,
     equal to, equipped, experienced, expert, felicitous, finite, fit,
     fitted, fitted for, fitting, fixed, geared, good, happy, hedged,
     hedged about, hedged in, hemmed in, icebound, improved, instructed,
     journeyman, just right, justified, knowledgeable, landlocked,
     leavened, likely, limited, merited, meshing, metamorphosed,
     metastasized, mitigated, moderated, modified, modulated, mutant,
     narrow, on the button, opportune, partial, pat, patented, prepared,
     prescribed, proficient, proper, proscribed, proved, provisional,
     ready, rebuilt, reformed, relevant, renewed, reserved, restricted,
     revived, revolutionary, right, seasonable, seasoned, skilled,
     snowbound, softened, sortable, stinted, strait, straitened,
     subversive, suitable, suited, suiting, tailored, talented,
     tempered, tested, to the point, to the purpose, trained,
     transformed, translated, transmuted, tried, unmitigated, up to,
     up to snuff, warranted, well-earned, well-fitted, well-informed,
     well-qualified, well-suited, wicked, windbound, with voice,
     with vote, worse, worthy

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

  QUALIFIED. This term is frequently used in law. A man hag a qualified 
  property in animals ferae naturae, while they remain in his power, but, as 
  soon as they regain their liberty, his property in them is lost. A man has a 
  qualified right to recover property of which he is not the owner, but which 
  was unlawfully taken out of his possession. But this right may be defeated 
  by the owner bring a suit or claiming the property. Vide Animals; Trover. 

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