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free will

noun

: 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

1
:  voluntary choice or decision <I do this of my own free will>
2
:  freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention
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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
FREE WILL Defined for Kids

free will

noun

Definition of FREE WILL for Kids

:  a person's own choice or decision <She confessed of her own free will.>

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