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.
See also: accord, of, own

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.
See also: accord, of, own

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 ?
In that case," said Tom Cecial, "I was a madman of my own accord when I volunteered to become your squire, and, of my own accord, I'll leave off being one and go home.
I would have gone to you of my own accord if I had known that you were here.
He said: "I left the coach of my own accord after taking legal advice.
In other words, if l can help solve a problem of my own accord, through my own freedom, I can actually make myself happier.
I really didn't come here of my own accord," or Taylor Caldwell's 1977 novel I, Judas.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.