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English definition of “eligible”

eligible

adjective    /ˈel·ɪ·dʒə·bəl/
having the necessary qualities or fulfilling the necessary conditions: an eligible voter You have to be employed six months to be eligible for medical benefits. If you refer to a man or a woman as eligible, you mean the man or woman is not married and is desirable as a marriage partner: The magazine listed 50 of the world’s most eligible bachelors. eligibility    /ˌel·ə·dʒəˈbɪl·ət̬·i/ noun [U]
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