Definition of birthright
: a right, privilege, or possession to which a person is entitled by birth
Examples of birthright in a Sentence
the freedom that is our birthright
believed that the house was her birthright
Recent Examples of birthright from the Web
There’s the story of the Stocker family’s birthright tradition: Edwin Sr.
Here are men who were willing to fight a revolution over abstract legal theory — for principle and for birthright.
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LOUIS — Despite appearances for almost the past two decades, winning is not a birthright in St. Louis.
City leaders contemplated doing away with drinking alcohol on the street -- a practice many consider a Big Easy birthright -- and a prohibition on food and drink sales through street-facing windows.
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Mental toughness is skill, not a birthright, and as such it can be developed and expanded.
Her grandkids, Mason, Penelope, and Reign Disick, North and Saint West, and Dream Kardashian, have become celebrities themselves by birthright alone.
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First Known Use of birthright
BIRTHRIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of birthright for Students
: a right belonging to a person because of his or her birth
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