Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Willfulness, especially in satisfying one's own desires or adhering to one's own opinions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being willful and ignoring opposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One's own will; obstinate or perverse insistence one one's own will or wishes; wilfulness; obstinacy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
  • n. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

Etymologies

self- +‎ will (Wiktionary)

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