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[en-tahyt-l]
verb (used with object), entitled, entitling.
1.
to give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim: His executive position entitled him to certain courtesies rarely accorded others.
2.
to call by a particular title or name: What was the book entitled?
3.
to designate (a person) by an honorary title.
Also, intitle.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English entitlen < Anglo-French entitler, variant of Middle French entituler < Late Latin intitulāre. See en-1, title

preentitle, verb (used with object), preentitled, preentitling.
subentitle, verb (used with object), subentitled, subentitling.
unentitled, adjective
well-entitled, adjective


authorize, qualify.
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entitle (ɪnˈtaɪtəl)
 
vb
1.  to give (a person) the right to do or have something; qualify; allow
2.  to give a name or title to
3.  to confer a title of rank or honour upon
 
[C14: from Old French entituler, from Late Latin intitulāre, from Latin titulustitle]
 
en'titlement
 
n

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entitle
late 14c., "to give a title to a chapter, book, etc.," from Anglo-Fr. entitler, from O.Fr. entiteler, from L.L. intitulare, from in "in" + titulus "title" (see title). 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.
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