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1 : fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose or condition
2 a : being in compliance or accordance with specific requirements or conditions [a voter]
b : eligible under applicable requirements for favorable tax treatment (as exemption of funds from taxation until retirement) [a pension plan]
3 : limited or modified in some way
: less than absolute
qual·i·fied·ly [-fī-əd-lē, -fīd-lē]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.