What does eligibility mean?

Definitions for eligibility

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eligibility(noun)

    the quality or state of being eligible

    "eligibility of a candidate for office"; "eligibility for a loan"


  1. eligibility(Noun)

    The state, quality, or the fact of being eligible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eligibility(noun)

    the quality of being eligible; eligibleness; as, the eligibility of a candidate; the eligibility of an offer of marriage

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. ligibilit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eligibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eligibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marcus Mariota:

    After meeting with my family I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 NFL Draft, my four years at the University of Oregon have been an awesome experience.

  2. Jennifer Friedman:

    Proposals such as raising the eligibility age for Medicare and changing the way Social Security retirement benefits are indexed to inflation are non-starters for the administration and Democrats in Congress.

  3. The White House:

    Learning about aid eligibility options much earlier in the college application and decision process will allow students and families to determine the true cost of attending college – taking available financial aid into account – and make more informed decisions.

  4. Cory Honeyman:

    If they do change location or they downsize it or do anything that requires a second review of the project’s eligibility for getting a permit or siting approval, that is another chunk of time that eats into the project's ability to come online before the end of 2016.

  5. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    I have reached the conclusion that we must make substantial changes in our detention practices with respect to families with children, in short, once a family has established eligibility for asylum or other relief under our laws, long-term detention is an inefficient use of our resources and should be discontinued.

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