Entitlement



[en-tahy-tl-muh nt] /ɛnˈtaɪ tl mənt/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
the state of being .
3.
the right to guaranteed benefits under a government program, as Social Security or unemployment compensation.
n.

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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