of its own accord

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of of its own accord

used to suggest that something happens by itself without anyone causing it to happen.
  • The tree fell of its own accord.

Word by Word Definitions

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

accord play
  1. : to grant or give especially as appropriate, due, or earned

  2. : to bring into agreement : reconcile

  3. : to be consistent or in harmony : agree

  1. : agreement, conformity

  2. : a formal reaching of agreement : compact, treaty

  3. : voluntary or spontaneous impulse to act


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