called by the title indicated:In my paper so entitled, I explore the idea that "Robust Democracy Is National Security."
having a right or legitimate claim to something:The inheritance passes to the legally entitled heir.
assuming or acting as though one has an innate right or claim to wealth, success, recognition, etc.:I was so entitled and self-centered that I never noticed the injustices around me.
the simple past tense and past participle of entitle.
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- Rarely in·ti·tled .
- un·en·ti·tled, adjective
- well-en·ti·tled, adjective
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How to use entitled in a sentence
While Blair’s attorneys denied these allegations, a judge ruled Snyder was entitled to the records he sought.Washington Football Team minority owners have a deal to sell, but Daniel Snyder is blocking it | Will Hobson, Mark Maske, Liz Clarke | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Your decisions can be good or bad, but you are entitled as an adult to make decisions about your finances and your property and your medical care.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive | Constance Grady | November 11, 2020 | Vox
Still, his parents kept a Government Printing Office pamphlet from 1950 entitled “Survival Under Atomic Attack.”A fallout shelter might have caused you to fall out with your neighbors | John Kelly | November 4, 2020 | Washington Post
Uber fought to treat its app workers as contractors, not full-time employees entitled to benefits—a battle it just won after the election day approval of ballot measure Proposition 22 in California.
The agency thinks that millions more aren’t entitled to its help.Millions Still Haven’t Gotten Stimulus Checks, Including Many Who Need Them Most | by Lydia DePillis | October 30, 2020 | ProPublica
Everyone is entitled to be treated with basic decency and respect.
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge have always been entitled brats.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple | James Kirchick | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To celebrate a retrospective box set, entitled Nothing Has Changed, Bowie has released a video for one of two new songs included.
Park gave the First Lady a book entitled “The Very Best of Korean Cooking.”Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs | Ben Jacobs | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And if anyone's entitled to such sweet dreams, it's Annie Lennox.
Neither privately owned nor government stock is entitled to voting power.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
A full General landing to inspect overseas is entitled to a salute of 17 guns—well, I got my dues.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
In 1639 Venner published a volume entitled "A Treatise" concerning the taking of the fume of tobacco.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
One of the first tracts wholly devoted to tobacco is entitled Nash's "Lenten Stuffe."Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Doing so, I received a different sort of salute from that to which a Commander-in-Chief landing on duty is entitled by regulation.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton