[ en-tahyt-l ]
/ ɛnˈtaɪt l /

verb (used with object), en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling.

to give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim: His executive position entitled him to certain courtesies rarely accorded others.
to call by a particular title or name: What was the book entitled?
to designate (a person) by an honorary title.
Also intitle.

Origin of entitle

1350–1400; Middle English entitlen < Anglo-French entitler, variant of Middle French entituler < Late Latin intitulāre. See en-1, title


pre·en·ti·tle, verb (used with object), pre·en·ti·tled, pre·en·ti·tling. sub·en·ti·tle, verb (used with object), sub·en·ti·tled, sub·en·ti·tling. un·en·ti·tled, adjective well-en·ti·tled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for entitled

/ (ɪnˈtaɪtəl) /

verb (tr)

to give (a person) the right to do or have something; qualify; allow
to give a name or title to
to confer a title of rank or honour upon

Derived forms of entitle

entitlement, noun

Word Origin for entitle

C14: from Old French entituler, from Late Latin intitulāre, from Latin titulus title