en·ti·tle·ment n
1: the state or condition of being entitled: claim
evidence of victim's entitlement to money seizedNational Law Journal
2: a right to benefits that is granted esp. by law or contract (as an insurance policy)
◇ Some courts have held that entitlements are a property interest and therefore subject to procedural due process under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution when denied by federal or state governments.
3: a government program that provides benefits to members of a group that has a statutory entitlement; also: the benefits distributed by such a program

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index birthright, certification (certification of proficiency), charter (sanction), consent, droit, due, freedom, license, privilege, qualification (fitness), title (right)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A right granted; a benefit or right guaranteed by law, such as Social Security.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. A benefit that must be granted to anyone who meets the criteria for receiving it.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An individual's right to receive a value or benefit provided by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An individual's right to receive a value or benefit provided by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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