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entitle +‎ -ment.


  • IPA(key): /ənˈtaɪtəlmənt/
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entitlement (countable and uncountable, plural entitlements)

  1. The right to have something, whether actual or perceived.
    • 2017 December 27, “The Guardian view on Prince Harry: the monarchy’s best insurance policy”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The auxiliary members of the royal family often have the greatest capacity to inflame public scepticism about monarchy, and Prince Harry once seemed determined to personify the entitlement and pointlessness that could have jeopardised the continuity of the crown.
  2. Power, authority to do something.
  3. Something that one is entitled to.
  4. (politics) A legal obligation on a government to make payments to a person, business, or unit of government that meets the criteria set in law, such as social security in the US.


Old French[edit]


entitlement m (oblique plural entitlemenz or entitlementz, nominative singular entitlemenz or entitlementz, nominative plural entitlement)

  1. title (name allocated to a document, a work, etc.)