What is entitle?

  • (verb): Give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.
    Synonyms: ennoble, gentle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on entitle:

Hong Kong Fir Shipping Co Ltd V Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd - Judgment
... held that the "seaworthiness" term was not breached in a sufficiently serious way to entitle the charterer to terminate ... have agreed that breach of it shall not entitle the non-defaulting party to treat the contract as repudiated, is a "condition" ... from the contract and such a stipulation, unless the parties have agreed that breach of it shall entitle the non-defaulting party to treat the contract as repudiated ...
Re Saul D Harrison & Sons Plc - Judgment
... ordinary company law, this may or may not entitle the individual shareholder to a remedy ... The "just and equitable" provision does not, as the respondents suggest, entitle one party to disregard the obligation he assumes by entering a company, nor the ... the personal relationship between a shareholder and those who control the company may entitle him to say that it would in certain circumstances be unfair for them to exercise a power conferred by the ...

More definitions of "entitle":

  • (verb): Give the right to.
    Example: "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"
  • (verb): Give a title to.
    Synonyms: title

Famous quotes containing the word entitle:

    There is not a single crowned head in Europe whose talents or merit would entitle him to be elected a vestryman by the people of any parish in America.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    When you overpay small people you frighten them. They know that their merits or activities entitle them to no such sums as they are receiving. As a result their boss soars out of economic into magic significance. He becomes a source of blessings rather than wages. Criticism is sacrilege, doubt is heresy.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)