entitlement


en·ti·tle·ment

noun \-ˈtī-təl-mənt\

: 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
a :  the state or condition of being entitled :  right
b :  a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract
2
:  a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also :  funds supporting or distributed by such a program
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

First Known Use of ENTITLEMENT

1942

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