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nolens volens Line breaks: no¦lens vo¦lens
Pronunciation: /ˌnəʊlɛnz ˈvəʊlɛnz/

Definition of nolens volens in English:

adverb

formal
Whether a person wants or likes something or not: a defendant who has intercourse nolens volens will be liable for rape
More example sentences
  • Nolens volens, the German tax system is becoming more European.
  • The officers of the War Department have always claimed and insisted that the orders of the President and the Secretary of War are to be obeyed, nolens volens, and are not to be questioned in any quarter.

Origin

Latin, from nolens 'not willing' and volens 'willing'.

Words that rhyme with nolens volens

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