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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Qualification \Qual`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. qualification. See Qualify.] 1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] There is no qualification for government but virtue and wisdom, actual or presumptive. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]