AskDefine | Define birthright

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1 a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth; "free public education is the birthright of every American child"
2 an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture) [syn: patrimony]
3 personal characteristics that are inherited at birth

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  1. something owed since birth, due to inheritance.


something that is owed since birth, due to inheritance

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

appanage, appurtenance, authority, bequeathal, bequest, borough-English, claim, coheirship, conjugal right, coparcenary, demand, divine right, droit, due, entail, faculty, gavelkind, heirloom, heirship, hereditament, heritable, heritage, heritance, inalienable right, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, interest, law of succession, legacy, line of succession, mode of succession, natural right, patrimony, perquisite, postremogeniture, power, prerogative, prescription, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, primogeniture, privilege, proper claim, property right, reversion, right, succession, title, ultimogeniture, vested interest, vested right
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