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
The military career that Ortega, an only child, once considered his birthright — several members of his family have had jobs protecting the socialist government — has been discarded in the onrush of Venezuela’s protest movement.
In seeking to prove their New Orleanian bonafides, many respondents underscored their versions of birthrights: at least 26 people offered the name of the hospitals they were born in.
The birthright the Allmans’ music claimed was geographical — American and particularly Southern — and with it came a willingness to move past genre lines and all their connotations of race and class.
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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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