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qualifier (n.)

"one who or that which qualifies" in any sense, 1560s, agent noun from qualify. Grammatical sense of "a word that qualifies another, modifying or reducing the meaning of a noun, verb, etc." is from 1580s. The Church court office of qualificator is attested from 1680s.

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Definitions of qualifier from WordNet

qualifier (n.)
a contestant who meets certain requirements and so qualifies to take part in the next stage of competition;
the tournament was won by a late qualifier
qualifier (n.)
a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb;
Synonyms: modifier
From wordnet.princeton.edu