entitlement

entitlement
UK [ɪnˈtaɪt(ə)lmənt] / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "entitlement":
singular entitlement plural entitlements
a) the right to receive something or to do something
entitlement to:

One woman in six retires with an entitlement to a full basic pension.

entitlement to do something:

Few people were aware of their entitlement to visit the palace.

b) an amount of money that someone is entitled to receive

Make sure you are getting your full entitlement.


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