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entitlement (n.)

1823, perhaps in some senses from French entitlement, which was in Old French as "title (of a book), inscription," and later was used in legal language; but also in part a native formation from entitle + -ment. Entitlement culture attested by 1994 (culture of entitlement is from 1989).

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Definitions of entitlement from WordNet

entitlement (n.)
right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits);
entitlements make up the major part of the federal budget
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