tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: The coupon entitles you to a $5 discount. Everyone is entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
[Middle English entitlen, from Old French entiteler, from Medieval Latin intitulāre : Latin in-, provide with; see EN-1 + Latin titulus, title.]
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