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  1. accident of birthnoun

    A fact, situation, or personal characteristic, which may be desirable or undesirable, resulting from the circumstances into which a person was born, and which is therefore entirely beyond his or her control.

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  1. Accident of birth

    Accident of birth is a phrase pointing out that no one has any control of, or responsibility for, the circumstances of their birth or parentage. With a modern scientific understanding of genetics, one can reasonably call any human being's entire genome an accident of birth. The place of birth of a baby has an effect in immigration law of many nations, so that an "accidental" birth in an airport lounge may entitle a person to a passport in later life. More broadly, gender, family circumstances, cultural background, access to education, inheritance rights, are all examples of accidents of birth. Individual responsibility, from the age of majority certainly, is supposed to cut across all these matters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accident of birth in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accident of birth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of accident of birth in a Sentence

  1. John Berger:

    We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were.

  2. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Prince, what you are you are by accident of birth; what I am I am through myself. There have been and still will be thousands of princes; there is only one Beethoven.”


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