birthright definition

  • noun:
    • the right, control, or privilege which one's due by birth. See Synonyms at right.
    • a particular privilege accorded a firstborn.
    • anything owed since delivery, because of inheritance.
    • Any correct, privilege, or possession to which you were entitled by delivery, particularly an estate descendible by-law to an heir, or municipal liberty under a free constitution; esp. the liberties or inheritance of the first-born.
    • Any correct or privilege that a person is entitled by birth, particularly an estate descendible by law to an heir, or civil freedom under a free of charge constitution; specifically, just the right of primogeniture.
    • the right or privilege that you're eligible for at birth
    • an inheritance coming by right of beginning (especially by primogeniture)
    • individual faculties that are inherited at beginning

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