Definition of Birthright

1. Noun. A right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth. "Free public education is the birthright of every American child"

Generic synonyms: Heritage, Inheritance



2. Noun. An inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture).
Exact synonyms: Patrimony
Generic synonyms: Heritage, Inheritance
Derivative terms: Patrimonial

3. Noun. Personal characteristics that are inherited at birth.
Generic synonyms: Heritage, Inheritance

Definition of Birthright

1. n. Any right, privilege, or possession to which a person is entitled by birth, such as an estate descendible by law to an heir, or civil liberty under a free constitution; esp. the rights or inheritance of the first born.

Definition of Birthright

1. Noun. something owed since birth, due to inheritance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Birthright

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birthright

birthmark
birthmarked
birthmarks
birthmother
birthmothers
birthname
birthnames
birthnight
birthnights
birthparent
birthparents
birthplace
birthplaces
birthrate
birthrates
birthright (current term)
birthrights
birthroot
birthroots
births
birthsite
birthstone
birthstones
birthtime
birthtimes
birthweight
birthweights
birthwort
birthwort family
birthworts

Literary usage of Birthright

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1. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Martha Joanna Lamb, John Austin Stevens (1890)
"One of the most graphic pictures in the account of the patriarchs is the story of the sal'e of Esau's birthright to his younger brother Jacob. ..."

2. Handbook of the Roman Law by Ferdinand Mackeldey, Moses Aaron Dropsie (1883)
"Partially adopted children may claim the birthright portion from their blood ... While those adopted by females may also claim the birthright portion from ..."

3. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1921)
"Now a birthright means some indefeasible advantage, or it means nothing. Where it is said, that new settlers are entitled to the English laws as their ..."

4. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1893)
"Thus Esau despised his birthright, by selling it at all; by selling it so cheap, ... OUR birthright. As children of God we all have a birthright far more ..."

5. The Christian Science Journal by Mary Baker Eddy (1905)
"IN the consideration of man's birthright and dominion the thought of the Christian ... His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of beast, ..."

6. Biographical Sketch of Louisa J. Roberts with Extracts from Her Journal and by Louisa J. Roberts (1895)
"THY birthright. " What profit shall this birthright do to mo."—Gen. tS: St. THERE seems to be a tendency in the minds of many of our young people to ..."

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