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"entitlement" in British English

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entitlementnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈtaɪ.təl.mənt/ us   /ɪnˈtaɪ.t̬əl.mənt/
(Definition of entitlement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entitlement" in American English

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entitlementnoun [C/U]

us   /ɪnˈtɑɪ·t̬əl·mənt/
something, often a benefit from the government, that you have the right to have: [U] Social Security and Medicare are popular entitlement programs in the US.
(Definition of entitlement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"entitlement" in Business English

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entitlementnoun

uk   /ɪnˈtaɪtlmənt/ us  
[U] LAW, HR a situation in which you have the right to do or have something: Almost any job which a benefit recipient takes will have some effect upon his current entitlement to unemployment benefits.
[C] LAW, HR something that you have the right to do or have: Employee discount is seen as an entitlement and not necessarily a benefit.holiday/pension entitlement If online recruiters can be believed, 60% of British workers are failing to take their full holiday entitlement. All income and cash entitlements will be paid promptly into your account.
[C] US GOVERNMENT a type of financial help provided by the US government for members of a particular group: He warned the administration would face massive budget deficits unless it reduced the soaring costs of Social Security and other entitlements. Means testing is a necessary part of all our entitlement programs.
(Definition of entitlement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “entitlement”
in Arabic تَخويل…
in Korean 권리…
in Portuguese direito, autorização…
in Catalan dret…
in Japanese 権利…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有权做的事, 有权拥有的东西, 权利,资格…
in Turkish yetkilendirme, görevlendirme, hak verme…
in Russian право…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有權做的事, 有權擁有的東西, 權利,資格…
in Italian diritto…
in Polish uprawnienie, prawo…
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“entitlement” in Business English

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