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"entitlement" in British English

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entitlementnoun [C or U]

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

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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] SocialSecurity and ​Medicare are ​popular entitlement ​programs in the US.
(Definition of entitlement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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entitlementnoun

uk   us   /ɪnˈtaɪtlmənt/
[U] LAW, HR a ​situation in which you have the ​right to do or have something: Almost any ​job which a ​benefitrecipienttakes will have some ​effect upon his ​current entitlement tounemploymentbenefits.
[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 ​fullholiday entitlement. All ​income and cash entitlements will be ​paidpromptly into your ​account.
[C] US GOVERNMENT a ​type of ​financialhelpprovided by the US ​government for ​members of a particular ​group: He warned the ​administration would face ​massivebudgetdeficits unless it ​reduced the ​soaringcosts 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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