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entitle

[ en-tahyt-l ]
/ 蓻n藞ta瑟t l /
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verb (used with object), en路ti路tled, en路ti路tling.
to give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim: His executive position entitled him to certain courtesies rarely accorded others.
to call by a particular title or name: What was the book entitled?
to designate (a person) by an honorary title.
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Origin of entitle

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English entitlen, from Anglo-French entitler, variant of Middle French entituler, from Late Latin intitul膩re; see en-1, title

OTHER WORDS FROM entitle

pre路en路ti路tle, verb (used with object), pre路en路ti路tled, pre路en路ti路tling.sub路en路ti路tle, verb (used with object), sub路en路ti路tled, sub路en路ti路tling.
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British Dictionary definitions for entitle

entitle
/ (瑟n藞ta瑟tl) /

verb (tr)
to give (a person) the right to do or have something; qualify; allow
to give a name or title to
to confer a title of rank or honour upon

Derived forms of entitle

entitlement, noun

Word Origin for entitle

C14: from Old French entituler, from Late Latin intitul膩re, from Latin titulus title
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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