noun Date: 1538 1. a restriction in meaning or application ; a limiting modification <
this statement stands without qualification
2. a. obsolete nature b. archaic characteristic 3. a. a quality or skill that fits a person (as for an office) <
the applicant with the best qualifications
b. a condition or standard that must be complied with (as for the attainment of a privilege) <
a qualification for membership

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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