WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
birth•right /ˈbɜrθˌraɪt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. 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.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
birth•right  (bûrthrīt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth:Democracy maintains that freedom is a birthright.
  • birth + right 1525–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

birthright /ˈbɜːθˌraɪt/ n
  1. privileges or possessions that a person has or is believed to be entitled to as soon as he is born
  2. the privileges or possessions of a first-born son
  3. inheritance; patrimony

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