2011년 12월 12일 월요일

entitlement, entitlement program

1. entitlement: (def.3) A government program that guarantees and provides benefits to a particular group: “fights . . . to preserve victories won a generation ago, like the Medicaid entitlement for the poor” (Jason DeParle). ...자료: http://www.answers.com/entitlement


2. Entitlement program: Government program that requires payment to anyone who meets specific qualifications; those who qualify are thus ‘entitled' to the payments. Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, etc. Are entitlement programs. ...자료: Business Dictionary: http://www.answers.com/topic/entitlement-program


3. A federal program that guarantees a certain level of benefits to persons or other entities who meet requirements set by law, such as Social Security, farm price supports or unemployment benefits. It thus leaves no discretion with Congress on how much money to appropriate, and some entitlements carry permanent appropriations. ...자료: Lectric Law Library, http://www.lectlaw.com/def/e081.htm 


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