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In (one's/its) own right

Posted by ESC on July 14, 2004

In Reply to: In (one's/its) own right posted by Jules on July 13, 2004

: What does this mean, exactly? Is it redundant?
: "She's an exciting author in her own right."
: Trying to find the origin and all I get is the actual phrase itself as applied to various subjects. Is it an idiom?


1 : qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval
2 : something to which one has a just claim.

In one's own right: by virtue of one's own qualifications or properties.