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birth +‎ right


birthright (plural birthrights)

  1. Something a person is entitled to due to the circumstances of their birth, such as an inheritance or citizenship.
    • 1973, “California Saga (The Beaks Of Eagles)”, in Robinson Jeffers (lyrics), Holland, performed by The Beach Boys:
      Though it's the birthright of man to unify and live his life as one / A whisper of the word will let you soar with your soul
    • 2017 July 16, Brandon Nowalk, “Chickens and dragons come home to roost on Game Of Thrones (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      But a practically solo sequence of Dany walking through her old empty house without saying anything for minutes on end is, let’s say, a lot to ask of Emilia Clarke. She’s back at Dragonstone to reclaim her birthright, the seven or so kingdoms.

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