birthright

[ burth-rahyt ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌraɪt /

noun

any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth: Democracy maintains that freedom is a birthright.

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Origin of birthright

First recorded in 1525–35; birth + right
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British Dictionary definitions for birthright

birthright
/ (ˈbɜːθˌraɪt) /

noun

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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