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    Tak is offline Newbie
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    Smile on my own accord or of my own accord

    Hello again!

    While reading a novel by Robin Cook, I ran into the following passage.
    "The reality was that you decided to move in on your own accord. Is that correct?"

    I assumed that the phrase "on your own accord" is equivalent to the phrase "of my own accord". The only problem I have is that I can find "of one's own accord" in my dictionaries, but I cannot find "on one's own accord" in any of them, and it's hard to think that Mr. Cook coined the phrase. So, I guess it is dialectal usage, but I'm not sure.
    Could you please shed some light on this?

    Thanks for your help!
    Regards,
    Tak

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: on my own accord or of my own accord

    It is a standard use, meaning that it is my responsibility or decision that is behind the action.

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