- privileges or possessions that a person has or is believed to be entitled to as soon as he is born
- the privileges or possessions of a first-born son
- inheritance; patrimony
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- any right or privilege which a person should have because of being born: [countable]Some see basic necessities, housing, and health care as a birthright.[uncountable]By birthright you are entitled to respect.
- any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth:Democracy maintains that freedom is a birthright.
- birth + right 1525–35