will to power

noun phrase

Definition of will to power

1 : the drive of the superman in the philosophy of Nietzsche to perfect and transcend the self through the possession and exercise of creative power
2 : a conscious or unconscious desire to exercise authority over others

First Known Use of will to power

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Will to power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/will%20to%20power. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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