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English definition of “eligible”


adjective     /ˈelɪdʒəbl/
ABLE TO DO If you are eligible to do something, you can do it because you are in the right situation : [+ to do sth] Only people over 18 are eligible to vote . You might be eligible for a grant for your studies . → Opposite ineligibleAllowing and permitting
MARRIAGE If someone who is not married is eligible, they would be a good husband or wife because they are rich , attractive , etc .: an eligible young bachelor Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships
eligibility     /ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
(Definition of eligible adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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