freewill

adjective free·will \ ˈfrē-ˌwil \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of freewill

Examples of freewill in a Sentence

  1. a freewill confession of guilt made by the suspect during police interrogation

  2. our office staff made a freewill offering for UNESCO

Recent Examples of freewill from the Web

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First Known Use of freewill

1535


free will

noun

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

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

Recent Examples of free will from the Web

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First Known Use of free will

13th century


FREEWILL 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


FREEWILL Defined for Kids

free will

noun

Definition of free will for Students

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


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