accident of birth

noun phrase

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: a quality or property due to the circumstances of one's birth His wealth is a mere accident of birth because he came from a wealthy family.

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“Accident of birth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accident%20of%20birth. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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