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If you answered seven or more of these correctly, you are eligible for a lifetime supply of Metamucil.
At-home caretakers are eligible for Medicaid waivers, which allow benefits regardless of income.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jones ruled for Ray and he is now back in business, eligible to sign with any NFL club.
Expect many of those who are eligible for relief under the new program to say, “Thanks but no thanks” and go on their way.Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the election of 1860 in which Lincoln won the presidency, 80 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.
The arrangement of getting rid of Van would certainly be the most eligible and satisfactory to the public that could be adopted.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
His term of office is one year, but he is eligible for re-election.
He was to be elected for a period of seven instead of five years, and to be eligible for re-election.The Last Boer War|H. Rider Haggard
Simply that Miss Craven is essentially a womanly woman, and, as such, not eligible for membership.The Philanderer|George Bernard Shaw
In Norway, since 1889, in towns women with children may vote for school inspectors and be eligible to the school boards.
British Dictionary definitions for eligible
Word Origin for eligible
Word Origin and History for eligible
early 15c., "fit or proper to be chosen," from Middle French eligible "fit to be chosen" (14c.), from Late Latin eligibilis "that may be chosen," from Latin eligere "choose" (see election). Related: Eligibly.