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entitling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entitle  \En*ti"tle\,  v.  t.  [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 




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