verb (used with object), en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling.
Origin of entitle
Examples from the Web for entitled
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|DAILY BEAST
To celebrate a retrospective box set, entitled Nothing Has Changed, Bowie has released a video for one of two new songs included.
And if anyone's entitled to such sweet dreams, it's Annie Lennox.
Entitled “Let Me Poop,” young Emily sings about her difficulty…letting it go, so to speak.Shark Deathmatch, Crazy ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also wrote a supplement of three volumes, entitled "Lee's Lieutenants," which was exceptionally well received.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
He is even the author of a work aimed deliberately at us, and entitled Der Tug.
Gudrid, whom Thorkell Trefill had for wife, was entitled to the inheritance left by Thorstein, her father.Laxdla Saga|Anonymous
That cursed baronet is getting ahead of me, but I think I am entitled to a bonfire as well as he is.Willy Reilly|William Carleton
Actresses representing queens were entitled to two trains and two pages, who followed them everywhere.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for entitled
Word Origin for entitle
Word Origin and History for entitled
late 14c., "to give a title to a chapter, book, etc.," from Anglo-French entitler, Old French entiteler (Modern French intituler), from Late Latin intitulare, from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + titulus "title" (see title (n.)).
Meaning "to bestow (on a person) a rank or office" is mid-15c. Sense of "to give (someone) 'title' to an estate or property," hence to give that person a claim to possession or privilege, is mid-15c.; this now is used mostly in reference to circumstances and actions. Related: Entitled; entitling.