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noun as in heritage

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The Fourteenth Amendment established birthright citizenship, including the formerly enslaved as full members of the American nation.

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With a sallow complexion that accentuates his sunken eyes and a pursed-lips grimace that is his sole expression, Pattinson’s Wayne cares little for the day-to-day duties demanded of him by his birthright.

It’s time we offer a birthright to capital that gives everyone the chance to build assets.

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I think of my birthright as the basis of my liberty to control my body, and put what I want in my body as long as I’m not interfering with other people’s ability to do the same.

We have those birthrights as long as we don’t prevent others from pursuing their rights.

Anthony Goldstein probably chose a trip to the Quidditch World Cup over his Birthright trip to Israel.

Canada and the United States are the only industrialized countries that retain birthright citizenship.

I cannot sell my birthright, nor am I prepared to sell the birthright of the people to be free.

Beinart also mischaracterizes what I say about Birthright and other organized trips to Israel.

I note that the situation is not as simple as he believes and that Birthright trips avoid settlements too.

Jacob robbed his brother of his birthright by trading on his hunger; Joseph robbed a whole people in the same way.

I can't tell you how I have longed for a girl's good time here in San Francisco—denied all these years, and my birthright.

And her love was not only for those who could claim it as a birthright, but to all who came to Canada in quest of freedom.

Why should they use the powers that were their inalienable birthright to make true believers obey a Christian dog?

The Constitution and its guarantees are our birthright, and I am ready to enforce that inalienable right to the last extent.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to birthright, such as: bequest, claim, due, inheritance, legacy, and patrimony.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.