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entitlement

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noun en·ti·tle·ment \-ˈtī-təl-mənt\

Simple Definition of entitlement

  • : the condition of having a right to have, do, or get something

  • : the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges)

  • : a type of financial help provided by the government for members of a particular group

Full Definition of entitlement

  1. 1 a :  the state or condition of being entitled :  right b :  a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract

  2. 2 :  a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also :  funds supporting or distributed by such a program

  3. 3 :  belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges

Examples of entitlement

  1. my entitlement to a refund

  2. celebrities who have an arrogant sense of entitlement

  3. entitlements such as medical aid for the elderly and poor



1942

First Known Use of entitlement

1942



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