eligibility

noun el·i·gi·bil·i·ty \ ˌe-lə-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of eligibility

: the quality or state of being eligible : fitness or suitability to be chosen, selected, or allowed to do something
  • The applicants must meet all requirements for eligibility.
  • … should "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, of "Black Sox" infamy, also be granted eligibility for the Hall of Fame?
  • —David A. Kaplan
  • Mass mailings go out to low-income areas, and if a letter is returned as undeliverable, the party uses it to challenge that voter's eligibility.
  • —Sasha Abramsky

First Known Use of eligibility

1715

in the meaning defined above

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