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qualification

QUALIFICA'TION, n.

1. Any natural endowment or any acquirement which fits a person for a place, office or employment, or enables him to sustain any character with success. Integrity and talents should be considered as indispensable qualifications for men entrusted with public affairs; but private interest and party-spirit will often dispense with these and all other qualifications.

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

2. Legal power or requisite; as the qualifications of electors.

3. Abatement; diminution.

4. Modification; restriction; limitation. words or expressions may be used in a general sense, without any qualification.




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QUALIFICA'TION, n.

1. Any natural endowment or any acquirement which fits a person for a place, office or employment, or enables him to sustain any character with success. Integrity and talents should be considered as indispensable qualifications for men entrusted with public affairs; but private interest and party-spirit will often dispense with these and all other qualifications.

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

2. Legal power or requisite; as the qualifications of electors.

3. Abatement; diminution.

4. Modification; restriction; limitation. words or expressions may be used in a general sense, without any qualification.


QUAL-I-FI-CA'TION, n. [Fr. See Qualify.]

  1. Any natural endowment or any acquirement which fits a person for a place, office or employment, or enables him to sustain any character with success. Integrity and talents should be considered as indispensable qualifications for men intrusted with public affairs; but private interest and party-spirit will often dispense with these and all other qualifications. There is no qualification for government but virtue and wisdom, actual or presumptive. – Burke.
  2. Legal power or requisite; as, the qualifications of electors.
  3. Abatement; diminution. – Ralegh.
  4. Modification; restriction; limitation. Words or expressions may be used in a general sense, without any qualification.

Qual`i*fi*ca"tion
  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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Qualification

QUALIFICA'TION, noun

1. Any natural endowment or any acquirement which fits a person for a place, office or employment, or enables him to sustain any character with success. Integrity and talents should be considered as indispensable qualifications for men entrusted with public affairs; but private interest and party-spirit will often dispense with these and all other qualifications.

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

2. Legal power or requisite; as the qualifications of electors.

3. Abatement; diminution.

4. Modification; restriction; limitation. words or expressions may be used in a general sense, without any qualification

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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