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nill

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verb \ˈnil\

Definition of nill

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be unwilling :  will not <will you nill you, I will marry you — Shakespeare>

  3. transitive verb
  4. 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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