Definitions for entitlementɛnˈtaɪ tl mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•ti•tle•mentɛnˈtaɪ tl mənt(n.)

  1. the act of entitling.

  2. the state of being entitled.

  3. the right to guaranteed benefits under a government program.

    Category: Government

Origin of entitlement:

1825–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entitlement(noun)

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

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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