free will: Meaning and Definition of

free' will'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. free and independent choice; voluntary decision: You took on the responsibility of your own free will.
  2. the doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses personal choice and is not simply determined by physical or divine forces.


Pronunciation: (frē'wil'), [key]
— adj.
  1. made or done freely or of one's own accord; voluntary: a freewill contribution to a political fund.
  2. of or pertaining to the metaphysical doctrine of the freedom of the will: the freewill controversy.
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