in her own right

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: her own right - by reason of one's own ability or ownership etc.; "she's a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance"; "an excellent novel in its own right"
References in classic literature ?
But the widow has a little income of seventy pounds in her own right.
Until the little affair upon which we are now engaged is finally disposed of it is necessary that Lucille should be known by the title which she bears in her own right, or by the name of her late husband, Mr.
She seized on her brother's narrative as on property in her own right.