of (one's) own accord

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of (one's) own accord

Voluntarily; of one's own free will. Police are hoping that the person of interest surrenders of his own accord. No, I didn't tell him to bring anything to dinner. He did that of his own accord.
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of one's own accord

 and of one's own free will
by one's own choice, without coercion. I wish that Sally would choose to do it of her own accord. I'll have to order her to do it because she won't do it of her own free will.
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of one's own accord

Also, of one's own free will. Voluntarily, without prompting or coercion, as in The entire audience rose of their own accord, or No, I'm climbing this mountain of my own free will. The first term dates from about 1450, the variant from about 1600.
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of your own accord

FORMAL
COMMON If you do something of your own accord, you do it without being asked or forced. He did not quit as France's prime minister of his own accord. There was always the chance that the girl had simply chosen to run away of her own accord.
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of your own accord

voluntarily or without outside intervention.
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of your own acˈcord

without being asked or forced: I didn’t need to tell her to apologize; she did it of her own accord.
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References in classic literature ?
To which Samson replied, "The difference between the two sorts of madmen is, that he who is so will he nil he, will be one always, while he who is so of his own accord can leave off being one whenever he likes.
He and his old horse used to plod together along the street, like two good partners who understood each other; the horse would stop of his own accord at the doors where they took coal of him; he used to keep one ear bent toward his master.
I begin to believe it possible:' here he clasped his hands: 'that he may have disappeared from among us of his own accord, and that he may yet be alive and well.
I begin to believe it possible that he may have disappeared of his own accord, and may yet be alive and well.
He came to see me of his own accord, the moment that he heard the glad tidings.
The old servant to whose hut he had gone to get dry evidently approved of Levin's plan, and of his own accord proposed to enter the partnership by the purchase of cattle.
Considering the strict rules of etiquette established at the court of Anne of Austria, this forgetfulness of customary civilities was a sign of preoccupation, especially on Philip's part, who, of his own accord, observed a respect towards her of a somewhat exaggerated character.
If the Duke of Buckingham does not, of his own accord, discontinue his visits to my apartments I shall forbid him entrance.
Further, Article 137 of the Employment Law states: "Where an employee, who is bound by a contract of unlimited duration leaves his work of his own accord after continuous service of not less than one year and not more than three years, he shall be entitled to one-third of the severance pay provided for in the preceding article; where the continuous period of service exceeds three years but does not exceed five years, he shall be entitled to two-third of such severance pay; where the continuous period of service exceeds five years, he shall be entitled to the full severance pay.
One day after the ad-hoc parliamentary committee made the decision to comply with the request of the prosecutor general for stripping Veselin Mareshki of his parliamentary immunity, the leader of Volya party announced he was giving up his immunity of his own accord, BNR reported.
Another clause was to the effect that if the assured had not previously joined of his own accord or volunteered for military service, but was compelled by law to join, the policy would be valid without payment of any extra premium.
Inspector Stan Carvell said: "He isn't really in a state to tell us anything yet but he just turned up of his own accord.
His wife Vicky said her husband left of his own accord to live in the car.
I tell him I love him all the time and he says: "Yeah, me too," but he has never come out and said those three words of his own accord.