Definition of free will in English:

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[mass noun]
The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion.
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  • This insight was the basis for Descartes's defense of free will and of the mind's ability to control the body.
  • Compatibilist philosophies seek to reconcile free will and determinism in a modern time.
  • The critics liked to quote the treatise as containing arguments for free will unrefuted even by their author.
volition, independence, self-determination, self-sufficiency, autonomy, spontaneity; freedom, libertyvoluntarily, willingly, readily, freely, spontaneously, without reluctance, without being forced, without being asked, without being encouraged; of one's own accord, of one's own volition, of one's own choosing, by one's own preference


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(Especially of a donation) voluntary: free-will offerings
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  • Cost for the dinner is a free-will offering along with the donation of one canned food item.
  • However, the intrepid duo persevered and the free-will gifts eventually got bagged.
  • Moses, however, does not rely on free-will offerings.

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