verb[with object] (usually be entitled)
- 1Give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something: employees are normally entitled to severance pay [with object and infinitive]: the landlord is entitled to require referencesMore example sentences
- If she is entitled to receive it for professional services rendered, then she must be paid.
- In particular, would she be entitled to claim any compensation if I asked her to move out either now or in the future?
- He is entitled to claim that money back from the Commons as long as the office is not used for party politics.
- 2Give (something, especially a text or work of art) a particular title: an article entitled “The Harried Society.”More example sentences
- De Botton presents us Xavier de Maistre, a Frenchman who, in 1790, undertook a journey around his bedroom, later entitling an account of what he had seen ‘Journey Around My Bedroom’.
late Middle English (formerly also as intitle): via Old French from late Latin intitulare, from in- 'in' + Latin titulus 'title'.