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. 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