What is QUALIFIED?

Adapted; fitted; entitled; as an elector to vote. Applied to one who has taken the steps to prepare himself for an appointment or office, as by taking oath, giv- ing bond. etc. Pub. St. Mass. p. 1294. Also limited; restricted ; confined ; modified ; imperfect, or temporary. The term is also applied in England to a person who is enabled to hold two benefices at once.

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