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birthright

[ burth-rahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF birthright

Synonyms for birthright

  • bequest
  • claim
  • due
  • inheritance
  • legacy
  • patrimony
  • primogeniture
  • right
  • share
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BIRTHRIGHT

He was of the make that wears unbending hope as its birthright.

It is our birthright as citizens of this great Republic, and we'll meet this challenge.

ESAU, an ancient who sold his birthright for a mess of breakfast food.

Was she without that delicate sensitiveness which is the birthright of all nice women?

They stand for that which deprives these children of their birthright.

And yet I was silent—silent, though by silence I lost my birthright.

Puritan to the core, he yet had proved true to his Slavonic birthright.

The Imperial franchise and all which that guarantees is our birthright.

I may carry my musket in the ranks, but I'll not surrender my birthright!'

And whereas the laws of England are the birthright of the people thereof.

WORD ORIGIN

also birth-right, 1530s, from birth (n.) + right (n.). Used as an adjective from 1650s, especially by Quakers.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BIRTHRIGHT

claim

nounproperty, right demanded or reserved

heirlooms

nounsomething inherited, often antique
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