in its own right

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Related to in its own right: in and of itself
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: its 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"
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As a foil for or, alternately, a reflection of the human, the bird loses its status as a being in its own right and becomes an empty type.
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Marshall was understandably reluctant to give up his lifetime judgeship for a short-term presidential appointment, but he and Johnson, like much of the rest of the country's legal and political elite, both understood that the Solicitor Generalship was less an appointment in its own right than it was a trial run to see whether Marshall's performance in a high-visibility Washington post would be sufficiently adept to justify Johnson making him America's first African-American Supreme Court justice.