What does the word eligibility mean?

Usage examples for eligibility

  1. Since there was a tacit understanding that members of Parliament would not accept remuneration, this restricted eligibility for membership to the rich. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Had an hospital been reduced to ashes, observes an able writer, it would have required four years at least to determine on the eligibility of new plans. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. The two new consuls and the retiring consuls nominated sixty senators, without waiting for the lists of eligibility; the senators appointed a hundred tribunes and three hundred legislators; and the authors of the 18th Brumaire distributed among themselves the functions of the state, as the booty of their victory. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet