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Definition of entitlement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] entitlement (to something) the official right to have or do something This may affect your entitlement to compensation.
  2. 2[countable] something that you have an official right to; the amount that you have the right to receive Your contributions will affect your healthcare entitlements.
  3. 3[countable] a government system that provides financial support to a particular group of people a reform of entitlements Medicare and other entitlement programs
  4. 4[uncountable] (usually disapproving) the feeling of having a right to the good things in life without necessarily having to work for them I can’t stand the sense of entitlement among these kids.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: entitlement