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Meaning of FREE WILL

Pronunciation:  free wil

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
 Synonyms: discretion
 See Also: power, powerfulness, self-determination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Free will\
1. A will free from improper coercion or restraint.

         To come thus was I not constrained, but did On my
         free will.                            --Shak.

2. The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing
   without the restraints of physical or absolute necessity.

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