accident of birth
Definition of accident of birth
: 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
: an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance
: lack of intention or necessity : chance
: an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance
: 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
: to bring forth
: to give rise to : originate
: to give birth to
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