Definition for EN-TI'TLE

EN-TI'TLE, v.t. [Fr. intituler; Sp. intitular; It. intitolare; from L. titulus, a title.]

  1. To give a title to; to give or prefix a name or appellation; as, to entitle a book, Commentaries on the Laws of England.
  2. To superscribe or prefix as a title. Hence as titles are evidences of claim or property, to give a claim to; to give a right to demand or receive. The labor of the servant entitles him to his wages. Milton is entitled to fame. Our best services do not entitle us to heaven.
  3. To assign or appropriate by giving a title.
  4. To qualify; to give a claim by the possession of suitable qualifications; as, an officer's talents entitle him to command.
  5. To dignify by a title or honorable appellation. In this sense, title is often used.
  6. To ascribe. [Obs.] Burnet.

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