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English definition of “in your own right”

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in your own right

( also in its own right)
because of your own ability, effort, or situation and not because of anyone or anything else: Her husband has money, but she’s wealthy in her own right. This hospital is an advanced critical care center in its own right.
Translations of “in your own right”
in Chinese (Traditional) 依靠自己的能力, 根據自己的權利, 憑自己的資格…
in Chinese (Simplified) 依靠自己的能力, 根据自己的权利, 凭自己的资格…
(Definition of in your own right from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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