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



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtlmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtlmənt//
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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. They will have to prove their entitlement to the property.
  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 pension entitlements. We are able to advise people what their legal entitlements are.
  3. 3[countable] (North American English) a government system that provides financial support to a particular group of people a reform of entitlements Medicaid, 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 American Dictionary entry: entitlement