entitled

adjective
en·​ti·​tled | \ in-ˈtī-tᵊld How to pronounce entitled (audio) , en-\

Definition of entitled

1 : having a right to certain benefits or privileges After having saved the country, ain't they entitled to help themselves to just as much of it as they want?— Mark Twain
2 : having or showing a feeling of entitlement (see entitlement sense 2) spoiled, entitled children his entitled attitude/behavior leading an entitled life We are also the so-called entitled generation, … told by helicopter parents and the media, from the moment we exited the womb, that we could be "whatever we wanted" …— Jessica Bennett

First Known Use of entitled

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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