free will


: the ability to choose how to act

: the ability to make choices that are not controlled by fate or God

Full Definition of FREE WILL

:  voluntary choice or decision <I do this of my own free will>
:  freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention

Examples of FREE WILL

  1. He argues that all humans have free will.
  2. <all of the workers at the homeless shelter are unpaid and are there of their own free will>

First Known Use of FREE WILL

13th century


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