From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Qualification \Qual`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. qualification. See
   1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being
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   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.
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            There is no qualification for government but virtue
            and wisdom, actual or presumptive.    --Burke.
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   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
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