verb \ˈnil\

Definition of NILL

intransitive verb
:  to be unwilling :  will not <will you nill you, I will marry you — Shakespeare>
transitive verb
archaic :  refuse

Origin of NILL

Middle English nilen, from Old English nyllan, from ne not + wyllan to wish — more at no, will
First Known Use: before 12th century


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