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entitlement program

Syllabification: en·ti·tle·ment pro·gram

Definition of entitlement program in English:

noun

A government program that guarantees certain benefits to a particular group or segment of the population.
Example sentences
  • Social Security is, after all, the linchpin of the American welfare state, the most popular and well-regarded entitlement program.
  • Who could have possibly predicted that a major entitlement program - a major health care entitlement program, no less - would end up costing vastly more than the original budget estimates?
  • That's the whole point, of course, since the only way to eliminate a popular entitlement program is to gradually remove its broad based support.

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