American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

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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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Qualification," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 16, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DR369BCCDLTXM2.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Qualification." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 16 Apr. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DR369BCCDLTXM2.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Qualification' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 16 April 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DR369BCCDLTXM2.