birthright(redirected from birthrights)
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1. A right, possession, or privilege that is one's due by birth.
2. A special privilege accorded a firstborn.
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
any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth.
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|Noun||1.||birthright - a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth; "free public education is the birthright of every American child"|
|2.||birthright - an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)|
|3.||birthright - personal characteristics that are inherited at birth|
birthright[ˈbɜːθraɪt] N → derechos mpl de nacimiento (fig) → patrimonio m, herencia f
it is the birthright of every Englishman → pertenece por derecho natural a todo inglés, es el patrimonio de todo inglés
to sell one's birthright for a mess of pottage → vender su primogenitura por un plato de lentejas