from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ability or discretion to choose; free choice: chose to remain behind of my own free will.
- n. The power of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will.
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- n. A person's natural inclination; unforced choice.
- n. The ability to choose one's actions, or determine what reasons are acceptable motivation for actions, without predestination, fate etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A will free from improper coercion or restraint.
- The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing without the restraints of physical or absolute necessity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
Middle English fre wil, translation of Late Latin līberum arbitrium : Latin līberum, neuter of līber, free + Latin arbitrium, will.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)