according to one's lights

Definition of according to one's lights

formal

  1. :  according to one's idea of what is right <You know my views on the matter; but of course you must act according to your (own) lights.>

Word by Word Definitions

accordplay according
  1. :  to grant or give especially as appropriate, due, or earned

    :  to bring into agreement :  reconcile

    :  to be consistent or in harmony :  agree

  1. :  agreement, conformity

    :  a formal reaching of agreement :  compact, treaty

    :  voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act

lightsplay
  1. :  the lungs especially of a slaughtered animal


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