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Synonyms and Antonyms of birthright

  1. 1 something that is or may be inherited <believed that the house was her birthright> Synonyms bequest, inheritance, heritage, legacy, patrimonyRelated Words heirloom; bestowal, gift, offering, present

  2. 2 something to which one has a just claim <the promotion is his birthright, after the work he put in> Synonyms appanage (also apanage), right, prerogativeRelated Words call, dibs, due, entitlement, perquisite, pretense (or pretence), pretension, privilege

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