nolens volens

Latin phrase

no·​lens vo·​lens ˌnō-ˌlenz-ˈvō-ˌlenz How to pronounce nolens volens (audio)
: unwilling (or) willing : like it or not

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“Nolens volens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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