The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion.
- 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.
(Especially of a donation) given readily; voluntary: free-will offerings
More example sentences
- 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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Syllabification: free will
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