(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.

Syn. — Competent; fit; adapted. — 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.

(Qual"i*fied`ly), adv. In the way of qualification; with modification or qualification.

(Qual"i*fied`ness), n. The state of being qualified.

(Qual"i*fi`er) n. One who, or that which, qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.

(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.

He had qualified himself for municipal office by taking the oaths to the sovereigns in possession.

2. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.

It hath no larynx . . . to qualify the sound.
Sir T. Browne.

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.

4. Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.

I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire,
But qualify the fire's extreme rage.

5. To soothe; to cure; — said of persons. [Obs.]

In short space he has them qualified.

Syn. — To fit; equip; prepare; adapt; capacitate; enable; modify; soften; restrict; restrain; temper.

(Qual"i*fy), v. i.

1. To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.

2. To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.

(Qual"i*ta*tive) a. [Cf. LL. gualitativus, F. qualitatif.] Relating to quality; having the character of quality.Qual"i*ta*tive*ly, adv.

Qualified fee

  By PanEris using Melati.

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