in one's own right


in one's own right
adverb
by reason of one's own ability or ownership etc.
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she's a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance

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an excellent novel in its own right

Syn: ↑in his own right, ↑in her own right, ↑in its own right

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phrasal
: by title vested in oneself rather than through the ownership or title of another : by virtue of qualifications or properties belonging to someone or something

a life peeress in her own rightNew York Times

a man of letters in his own rightAmerican Guide Series: New Hampshire

an excellent novel in its own right — B.R.Redman

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in one's own right
1. By absolute and personal right, not through another
2. By one's own abilities, etc, not through connection with another
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Main Entry:right

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as a result of one's own claims, qualifications, or efforts, rather than an association with someone else

he was already established as a poet in his own right


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • in one's own right — ► in one s own right as a result of one s own claims, qualifications, or efforts. Main Entry: ↑right …   English terms dictionary

  • in one's own right — idi in one s own right, by reason of one s own ability, ownership, or qualifications …   From formal English to slang

  • in one's own right — as a result of one s own claims, qualifications, or efforts. → right …   English new terms dictionary

  • in one's own right — adverb As a consequence of ones own skill, qualification or state, rather than that of another His parents are wealthy, but he is a millionaire in his own right …   Wiktionary

  • in one's own right — phrasal by virtue of one s own qualifications or properties …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in one's own right — by his own merit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in its own right — adverb by reason of one s own ability or ownership etc. she s a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance an excellent novel in its own right • Syn: ↑in one s own right, ↑in his own right, ↑in her own right * * * in its own right :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in her own right — adverb by reason of one s own ability or ownership etc. she s a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance an excellent novel in its own right • Syn: ↑in one s own right, ↑in his own right, ↑in its own right …   Useful english dictionary

  • in his own right — adverb by reason of one s own ability or ownership etc. she s a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance an excellent novel in its own right • Syn: ↑in one s own right, ↑in her own right, ↑in its own right …   Useful english dictionary

  • in its own right — adv. in one s own right, in his own right, due to one s own ability, due to himself alone, by himself …   English contemporary dictionary


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