Qualified fee
Qualified Qual"i*fied, a. 1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments. [1913 Webster]

2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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 training. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • qualified fee — An estate limited to a person and his heirs, with it qualification annexed to it providing that the estate must determine whenever that qualification is at an end. Because the estate may last forever, it is a fee; because it may end on the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • qualified fee — noun : a defeasible estate in fee that may come to an end (as for breach of a condition or on account of an executory limitation on a stated event); specifically : a base or determinable fee simple compare fee simple conditional …   Useful english dictionary

  • qualified fee — noun an estate which has an annexed qualification; a base fee …   Wiktionary

  • Qualified — Qual i*fied, a. 1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments. [1913 Webster] 2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement. [1913 Webster] {Qualified fee} (Law), a base fee, or an estate which has a qualification annexed to it, the fee ceasing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Qualified indorsement — Qualified Qual i*fied, a. 1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments. [1913 Webster] 2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement. [1913 Webster] {Qualified fee} (Law), a base fee, or an estate which has a qualification annexed to it, the fee… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Qualified negative — Qualified Qual i*fied, a. 1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments. [1913 Webster] 2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement. [1913 Webster] {Qualified fee} (Law), a base fee, or an estate which has a qualification annexed to it, the fee… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Qualified property — Qualified Qual i*fied, a. 1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments. [1913 Webster] 2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement. [1913 Webster] {Qualified fee} (Law), a base fee, or an estate which has a qualification annexed to it, the fee… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fee — n [Middle English, fief, from Old French fé fief, ultimately from a Germanic word akin to Old High German fehu cattle] 1: an inheritable freehold estate in real property; esp: fee simple compare leasehold; life estate at estate …   Law dictionary

  • fee — A charge fixed by law for services of public officers or for use of a privilege under control of government. Fort Smith Gas Co. v. Wiseman, 189 Ark. 675, 74 S.W.2d 789, 790. A recompense for an official or professional service or a charge or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fee — A charge fixed by law for services of public officers or for use of a privilege under control of government. Fort Smith Gas Co. v. Wiseman, 189 Ark. 675, 74 S.W.2d 789, 790. A recompense for an official or professional service or a charge or… …   Black's law dictionary

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