Definition of birthright noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɜːθraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrθraɪt//
(formal) Family background
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a thing that somebody has a right to because of the family or country they were born in, or because it is a basic right of all humans The property is the birthright of the eldest child. Education is every child's birthright. They believe that success is their birthright. See related entries: Family background
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: birthright