accident of birth

Definition of accident of birth

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance

    :  lack of intention or necessity :  chance

    :  an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance

  1. :  the emergence of a new individual from the body of its parent

    :  the act or process of bringing forth young from the womb

    :  a state resulting from being born especially at a particular time or place

  1. :  to bring forth

    :  to give rise to :  originate

    :  to give birth to

  1. :  biological

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