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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Entitle \En*ti"tle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Entitled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entitling}.] [OF. entituler, F. intituler, LL. intitulare, fr. L. in + titulus title. See {Title}, and cf. {Intitule}.]

1. To give a title to; to affix to as a name or appellation; hence, also, to dignify by an honorary designation; to denominate; to call; as, to entitle a book "Commentaries;" to entitle a man "Honorable."

That which . . . we entitle patience. --Shak.

2. To give a claim to; to qualify for, with a direct object of the person, and a remote object of the thing; to furnish with grounds for seeking or claiming with success; as, an officer's talents entitle him to command.

3. To attribute; to ascribe. [Obs.]

The ancient proverb . . . entitles this work . . . peculiarly to God himself. --Milton.

Syn: To name; designate; style; characterize; empower; qualify; enable; fit.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

entitle

verb

1: give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"

2: give a title to [syn: {entitle}, {title}]

3: give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility [syn: {ennoble}, {gentle}, {entitle}]


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