Definition of eligibility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪləti//
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  1. 1the state of being able to have or do something because you have the right qualifications, are the right age, etc. eligibility (for something) Marriage to a national gave automatic eligibility for citizenship. eligibility (to do something) She assessed each of her students to determine their eligibility to take the higher exam. opposite ineligibility
  2. 2the quality of being considered a good choice as a husband/wife, usually because of being rich or attractive Despite his obvious eligibility, he hasn't had much luck with girlfriends.