Qual`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. qualification. See Qualify.]

1.

The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified.

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.

There is no qualification for government but virtue and wisdom, actual or presumptive. Burke.

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.

 

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