birthright

noun birth·right \ ˈbərth-ˌrīt \

Definition of birthright

:a right, privilege, or possession to which a person is entitled by birth

Examples of birthright in a Sentence

  1. the freedom that is our birthright

  2. believed that the house was her birthright

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First Known Use of birthright

1535

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BIRTHRIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

birthright

noun

Definition of birthright for English Language Learners

  • : a right that you have because you were born into a particular position, family, place, etc., or because it is a right of all people


BIRTHRIGHT Defined for Kids

birthright

noun birth·right \ ˈbərth-ˌrīt \

Definition of birthright for Students

:a right belonging to a person because of his or her birth


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