adjective Date: 1558 1. a. fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose ; competent b. having complied with the specific requirements or precedent conditions (as for an office or employment) ; eligible 2. limited or modified in some way <
qualified approval
qualifiedly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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