legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office: eligible for the presidency.
a person or thing that is eligible: Among the eligibles, only a few are running for office.
- el·i·gi·bil·i·ty, el·i·gi·ble·ness, noun
- el·i·gi·bly, adverb
- non·el·i·gi·ble, adjective
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How to use eligible in a sentence
TikTok has told publishers that they will be eligible to apply for the TikTok Creator Fund payments, according to publishers who have talked with TikTok about the Creator Fund.‘We’ll give you money’: TikTok getting publishers’ attention by including them in $1 billion Creator Fund | Tim Peterson | August 28, 2020 | Digiday
The team then compared voter turnout across counties by looking at election data showing how many eligible voters actually cast a ballot in each midterm or presidential election during that quarter century.Mandatory mail-in voting hurts neither Democratic nor Republican candidates | Sujata Gupta | August 26, 2020 | Science News
Inextricably linked with the right to vote must be the responsibility to ensure that anyone who is eligible should be allowed to cast their ballots safely, securely, and without fear.
The state says it’s paid out 95 percent of eligible claimants, while the rest are not eligible for the money.Florida’s Unemployment ‘Dream Team’ Helps 50K Tackle a Broken System | Joshua Eferighe | August 16, 2020 | Ozy
If there are no errors in the code, the test results should show that the page is eligible for rich results.
What happens, though, after the player finishes his eligibility and no longer has to prepare for a game?College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them | Evin Demirel | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In addition, of the 1.5 million people who have applied for coverage, 1.48 million have received an eligibility determination.First Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Are Dismal, but It’s No Failure Yet | Jamelle Bouie | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
States are not required to participate in the program, but all do, though eligibility requirements differ from state to state.
The generous Medicaid eligibility rules (New York State requires local governments to kick in a quarter of the cost).
And with 10,000 aging baby boomers reaching eligibility every day, Medicare and Social Security are nearing insolvency.
Hence the alternative has been to concentrate the "less eligibility" on the conditions of the pauper's mental life.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
Another link in the chain of evidence against the modern organization lies in the provisions governing eligibility for membership.The Modern Ku Klux Klan | Henry Peck Fry
There has been much dissension among the directors and faculty because of our new eligibility rules.The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey
Cf. the preamble and the eligibility provision for the governorship.
And, because it regards them as a source of profit, it decrees the eligibility of citizens.What is Property? | P. J. Proudhon
British Dictionary definitions for eligible
fit, worthy, or qualified, as for an office or function
desirable and worthy of being chosen, esp as a spouse: an eligible young man
- eligibility, noun
- eligibly, adverb
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