- 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.
- 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: Middle English entitlen ; from Old French entituler ; from Late Latin intitulare ; from Classical Latin in, inch(es) plush titulus, title
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transitive verb en·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 the bearer to a 25 percent savings. Every citizen is entitled to equal protection under the law.
Origin: Middle English entitlen, from Old French entiteler, from Medieval Latin intitulāre : Latin in-, provide with; see en-1 + Latin titulus, title.