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v. ha·bil·i·tat·ed, ha·bil·i·tat·ing, ha·bil·i·tates
1. To clothe.
2. To fit out or equip (a mine) for operation.
3. Obsolete To impart an ability or capacity to.
To qualify oneself for a post or office.

[Medieval Latin habilitāre, habilitāt-, to enable, from Latin habilis, able; see habile.]

ha·bil′i·ta′tion n.
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He then studied under Karl Barth at the University of Basel, where in 1955 he was awarded his habilitationschrift (a second doctoral thesis required to teach in German universities).
In this Habilitationschrift completed at the Theological Faculty at the University of Gottingen, Martin Kefsler provides an exhaustive analysis of the essential contributions to Karlstadt scholarship, beginning with the seventeenth century and noting subsequent currents of historical and theological research in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
His habilitationschrift, the second dissertation, critically examined the thought of Max Scheler.
VERWEYEN, Ein unbekannter Ratzinger Die Habilitationschrift von 1955 las Schlussel zu seiner Theologie, Pustet, Regensburg, 2010, 27-34.
To the extent that this lecture depends on Bonaventure (the topic of Benedict's Habilitationschrift), it further indicates the Augustinian bent of his thinking.
This study of female Petrarchism in the Italian Renaissance, in particular in the works of Vittoria Colonna and Gaspara Stampa, is a Habilitationschrift supervised by Professor Klaus Hempfer and thus representative of the outstanding "Petrarkismus Forschung" that the latter and other German scholars have pursued and elicited for several decades.
The present study, the revision of a 2005 Habilitationschrift written under the supervision of Gernot Wilhelm and presented to the Julius-Maximilians-Universitat in Wurzburg, aims to be an introduction and guide (Wegweiser, p.
Aesthetically, Hofmannsthal's efforts to write a modern martyr tragedy were assisted by Walter Benjamin's failed Habilitationschrift Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels, which Hofmannsthal helped him to publish, and which supplied most of Hofmannsthal's knowledge about German Baroque drama.