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English definition of “in your own right”

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in your own right

If you have a position in your own right, you have earned it or got it by yourself and not because of anyone else: She's a millionaire in her 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 Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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