Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Worthiness or fitness to be chosen; the state or quality of a thing which renders it desirable or preferable to another.
  • noun Capability of being chosen to an office; the condition of being qualified to be chosen; legal qualification for election or appointment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being eligible; eligibleness

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality or state of being eligible

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Examples

  • When I use the word "eligibility" I am referring to the most important piece of the recruiting puzzle because without it you will not play or get a scholarship.

    Philip Hunt: Prospects Beware!

  • When I use the word "eligibility" I am referring to the most important piece of the recruiting puzzle because without it you will not play or get a scholarship.

    Philip Hunt: Prospects Beware!

  • When I use the word "eligibility" I am referring to the most important piece of the recruiting puzzle because without it you will not play or get a scholarship.

    Philip Hunt: Prospects Beware!

  • When I use the word "eligibility" I am referring to the most important piece of the recruiting puzzle because without it you will not play or get a scholarship.

    Philip Hunt: Prospects Beware!

  • When I use the word "eligibility" I am referring to the most important piece of the recruiting puzzle because without it you will not play or get a scholarship.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • However, the year of eligibility is not one of those areas.

    Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Update

  • Many don't graduate and are gone once their eligibility is used up or they pass the age bar to go pro.

    Getting mad about the wrong thing

  • He will likely find himself in a battle with sophomore Jerome Tiller for the starting spot once Austen Arnaud's eligibility is exhausted after the 2010 season.

    Iowa State - Team Notes

  • That way all of our soldiers, who protect our freedom and security, can refuse to take orders from a president whose eligibility is seriously questionable.

    Gates open to more U.S. troops in Afghanistan

  • WR Brandon Smith, who missed the entire 2007 and 2009 seasons due to injury, was granted an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA. —

    Around the Pac-10 Conference

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