of (one's) own accord(redirected from of our own accord)
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.
of one's own accordand 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.
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.
of your own accordFORMAL
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.