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English definition of “eligible”

eligible

adjective
 
 
/ˈelɪdʒəbl/
allowed to do or receive something because you satisfy certain conditions: eligible citizens/customers/employees The company will offer its 104,000 eligible employees a stock option scheme this year.eligible to do sth Nearly two-thirds of the company's current employees will be eligible to retire within five years. Of 9,475 students, 1,323 were eligible for a scholarship.
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