eligibility


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el·i·gi·ble

 (ĕl′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
1. Qualified or entitled to be chosen: eligible to run for office; eligible for retirement.
2. Desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage: an eligible bachelor.
3. Football Allowed under the rules to catch a forward pass.
n.
A person who is eligible.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ēligibilis, from Latin ēligere, to select; see elect.]

el′i·gi·bil′i·ty n.
el′i·gi·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eligibility - the quality or state of being eligible; "eligibility of a candidate for office"; "eligibility for a loan"
qualification, making - an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"
insurability - the quality of being insurable; the conditions under which an insurance company will issue insurance to an applicant (based on standards set by the insurance company)
marriageability - eligibility for marriage
ineligibility - the quality or state of being ineligible

eligibility

noun
The quality or state of being eligible:
Translations
اهلِيَّه للإنْتِخاب
kvalificeringvalgbarhed
választhatóság
hæfni; òaî aî koma til greina; kjörgengi
elverişlilikseçilebilmeuygunluk

eligibility

[ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nelegibilidad f

eligibility

[ˌɛlɪdʒɪˈbɪlɪti] n (for membership, job)admissibilité f; (for benefits)droit m
eligibility for sth [+ membership, job] → admissibilité à qch; [+ benefits] → droit à qch
eligibility to do sth → droit de faire qch

eligibility

n
Berechtigung f; because of his undoubted eligibility for the postda er für die Stelle zweifelsohne infrage kommt/kam

eligibility

[ˌɛlɪdʒəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (see adj) → idoneità, eleggibilità

eligible

(ˈelidʒəbl) adjective
1. suitable or worthy to be chosen. the most eligible candidate.
2. qualified or entitled. Is he eligible to join the national team?
ˌeligiˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
The contempt which she had, very early in their acquaintance, felt for her daughter-in-law, was very much increased by the farther knowledge of her character, which half a year's residence in her family afforded; and perhaps in spite of every consideration of politeness or maternal affection on the side of the former, the two ladies might have found it impossible to have lived together so long, had not a particular circumstance occurred to give still greater eligibility, according to the opinions of Mrs.
This was his plan off amends-- of atonement-- for inheriting their father's estate; and he thought it an excellent one, full of eligibility and suitableness, and excessively generous and disinterested on his own part.
Were the objection to be read by one who had not seen the mode prescribed by the Constitution for the choice of representatives, he could suppose nothing less than that some unreasonable qualification of property was annexed to the right of suffrage; or that the right of eligibility was limited to persons of particular families or fortunes; or at least that the mode prescribed by the State constitutions was in some respect or other, very grossly departed from.
Norris's situation, and the improvement in Fanny's age, seeming not merely to do away any former objection to their living together, but even to give it the most decided eligibility; and as his own circumstances were rendered less fair than heretofore, by some recent losses on his West India estate, in addition to his eldest son's extravagance, it became not undesirable to himself to be relieved from the expense of her support, and the obligation of her future provision.
Its probability and its eligibility have really so equalled each other!
Also late last week, health care grants were issued, and three new regulations were released offering guidance on the health exchanges and eligibility for participation, the health insurance premium tax credit and Medicaid eligibility changes.
InSight Eligibility is a secure, Web-based eligibility and benefit (E&B)
The debate over eligibility has influenced education policies and programs for pre-K, school choice, financial aid, and college admissions.
The eligibility of "former members" of the Oregon men's basketball team during the past two seasons is under investigation, the school acknowledged Tuesday night.
By identifying and removing ineligible dependents from the roster through a dependent eligibility verification audit, employer-funded health-care plans can begin to realize real cost savings without sacrificing benefits or burdening employees with additional out-of-pocket expenses--in as little as six to eight weeks.
GAO was asked to review SBA's internal control procedures for determining 8(a) eligibility. Specifically, we (1) evaluated the procedures and processes that SBA has implemented to ensure that only eligible firms participate in the 8(a) program, and (2) assessed the extent to which SBA uses external mechanisms such as complaint information in helping to ensure that only eligible firms participate.
ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2010 (Frontier Star ): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has confirmed it has received a reference challenging the eligibility of president Asif Ali Zardari saying it is reviewing the reference in terms of its legal and constitutional aspects.