Definitions for entitlementɛnˈtaɪ tl mənt

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  1. entitlement(noun)

    right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)

    "entitlements make up the major part of the federal budget"

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  1. entitlement(n.)

    a right granted by law or contract, especially to financial benefits from the government.

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  1. entitlement(Noun)

    the right to have something

  2. entitlement(Noun)

    something that one is entitled to (or believes that one is entitled to)

  3. entitlement(Noun)

    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 the Pell Grant and social security in the US.

  4. Origin: entitle + -ment

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  1. Entitlement

    An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits based on established rights or by legislation. A "right" is itself an entitlement associated with a moral or social principle, such that an "entitlement" is a provision made in accordance with legal framework of a society. Typically, entitlements are laws based on concepts of principle which are themselves based in concepts of social equality or enfranchisement. In a casual sense, the term "entitlement" refers to a notion or belief that one is deserving of some particular reward or benefit—if given without deeper legal or principled cause, the term is often given with pejorative connotation.

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