from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of entitling.
- n. The state of being entitled.
- n. A government program that guarantees and provides benefits to a particular group: "fights . . . to preserve victories won a generation ago, like the Medicaid entitlement for the poor” ( Jason DeParle).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the right to have something
- n. something that one is entitled to
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a right granted by law or contract, especially to financial benefits from the government.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)
entitle + -ment (Wiktionary)