free will

noun

Definition of free will

  1. 1 :  voluntary choice or decision <I do this of my own free will>

  2. 2 :  freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention

Examples of free will in a sentence

  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>

13th Century

First Known Use of free will

13th century


FREE WILL Defined for English Language Learners

free will

noun

Definition of free will for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to choose how to act

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


FREE WILL Defined for Kids

free will

noun

Definition of free will for Students

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



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