noun Date: 1942 1. a. the state or condition of being entitled ; right b. a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract 2. a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also funds supporting or distributed by such a program 3. belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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