Translations: Etymology: entitle + -ment
- the right to have something
- something that one is entitled to (or believes that one is entitled to)
- (politics) government payments that are guaranteed to a segment of the population, such as the Pell Grant and social security in the US.
- As good as a process can get without capital investment. Alt. A perceived "right to demand." Opposite of a gift, in that it is without appreciation. A "you owe me" obligation for which, I owe nothing in return.
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