from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ability or discretion to choose; free choice.
- noun The power of making choices that are neither determined by natural causality nor predestined by fate or divine will.
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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A person's natural
inclination; unforced choice.
- noun philosophy The ability to
chooseone's actions, or determinewhat reasonsare acceptable motivationfor actions, without predestination, fateetc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English fre wil, translation of Late Latin līberum arbitrium : Latin līberum, neuter of līber, free + Latin arbitrium, will.]
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