qual·i·fied /'kwä-lə-ˌfīd/ adj1: fitted (as by training or experience) for a given purpose or condition2 a: being in compliance or accordance with specific requirements or conditionsa qualified voterb: eligible under applicable requirements for favorable tax treatment (as exemption of funds from taxation until retirement)a qualified pension plan3: limited or modified in some way: less than absolutequal·i·fied·ly /-ˌfī-əd-lē, -ˌfīd-lē/ adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
able, acceptable, accomplished, adapted, adept, adequate, apt, capable, deft, efficacious, eligible, entitled, equal to, equipped, experienced, expert, fit, knowing, licensed, practiced, proficient, skilled, skillful, suitable, trained, versed, well-suited, worthy, worthy of choice
associated concepts: qualified applicant, qualified elector
accommodatus, checked, circumscribed, circumstanced, conditional, contingent upon, controlled, curbed, decreased, defined, delimited, dependent, diminished, idoneus, limitary, limited, moderated, modified, not absolute, prerequisite, prescribed, provisional, provisionary, provisory, restricted, stipulatory, subject to terms
associated concepts: qualified acceptance, qualified endorsement, qualified privilege, qualified right
admissible, capable, competent, conditional, deft, dependent, desirable (qualified), eligible, entitled, expert, familiar (informed), fit, literate, practiced, professional (trained), proficient, sciential, suitable, veteran,
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006