Definitions for: Birthright

[n] personal characteristics that are inherited at birth
[n] a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth; "free public education is the birthright of every American child"
[n] an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)

Webster (1913) Definition: Birth"right`, n.
Any right, privilege, or possession to which a person is
entitled by birth, such as an estate descendible by law to an
heir, or civil liberty under a free constitution; esp. the
rights or inheritance of the first born.

Lest there be any . . . profane person, as Esau, who
for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. --Heb. xii.

Synonyms: patrimony

See Also: heritage, heritage, inheritance, inheritance

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