[en-tahy-tl-muh nt]
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  1. the act of entitling.
  2. the state of being entitled.
  3. the right to guaranteed benefits under a government program, as Social Security or unemployment compensation.

Origin of entitlement

First recorded in 1825–35; entitle + -ment
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Word Origin and History for entitlement

1823, perhaps in some senses from French entitlement, which long had been used in legal language; in part a native formation from entitle + -ment. Entitlement culture attested by 1994 (culture of entitlement is from 1989).

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