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Part of speech: noun

A right or privilege to which one is born.

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Usage examples "birthright":

  1. " You were all big, strong boys with a perfectly sound birthright. - "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
  2. This, then, was the prince whom a faction had driven into exile and had tried to rob of his birthright, on the ground that he was a deadly enemy to the religion and laws of England. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  3. But supposing your father had his home stolen from him by lies, treachery, fraud- suppose your father said to you with his dying breath, 'Get back that land; it is yours, it is your birthright, your true possession, ' what would you do? - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.