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adjective eligible pronunciation in British English /ˈelɪdʒəb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    allowed by rules or laws to do something or to receive something

    Fifty-one per cent of eligible voters voted in favour.

    eligible for:

    If you are eligible for financial help, we will tell you how to claim.

    eligible to do something:

    She will be eligible to compete in the next Winter Games.

  2. 2
    considered to be suitable as a marriage partner because you are rich or attractive

    He is one of the most eligible bachelors in Europe today.

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 eligible pronunciation in British English /ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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