- To entitle is defined as to give someone legal rights, a legal claim or official permission.
When you give someone an access pass to a restricted area, this is an example of a time when you entitle him to enter a restricted area.
transitive verbentitled, entitling
- to give a title or name to
- to honor or dignify by a title
- to give a right or legal title to; qualify (a person) to something
Origin of entitleMiddle English entitlen ; from Old French entituler ; from Late Latin intitulare ; from Classical Latin in, in + titulus, title
transitive verben·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
- To give a name or title to.
- To furnish with a right or claim to something: The coupon entitles you to a $5 discount. Everyone is entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
Origin of entitleMiddle English entitlen, from Old French entiteler, from Medieval Latin intitulāre : Latin in-, provide with; see en–1 + Latin titulus, title.
(third-person singular simple present entitles, present participle entitling, simple past and past participle entitled)