Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being eligible; fitness to be chosen in preference to another; suitableness; desirableness.

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

  • noun The quality of being worthy or qualified to be chosen; suitableness; desirableness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun eligibility

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

eligible +‎ -ness

Examples

  • To decide upon the eligibleness of the run, they had appointed to meet the vendor at his station, and to proceed together to the ground, inspect it, and form their own opinion of its capabilities.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

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