[adj] (law) legally qualified; "a competent witness"
[adj] contingent on something else
[adj] having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; "justice moderated with mercy"
[adj] (grammar) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
[adj] meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job"
[adj] limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
[adj] holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; "a registered pharmacist"; "a registered hospital"