Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An agreement or concert of individual wills: the common purpose and determination of a social group.

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Examples

  • It was the group-will that Dennin should be hanged.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • In general, it may be expected that the technical value of a particular term-that is, the value which is dependent upon the special knowledge and training of a particular group-will diminish as the size of the group using the term increases.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • In general, it may be expected that the technical value of a particular term-that is, the value which is dependent upon the special knowledge and training of a particular group-will diminish as the size of the group using the term increases.

    BEHIND THE EPIGRAPH-CROCHETED VEIL

  • In general, it may be expected that the technical value of a particular term-that is, the value which is dependent upon the special knowledge and training of a particular group-will diminish as the size of the group using the term increases.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • But let us suppose the government in the hands of one man: then the private will and the group-will are perfectly united, and the latter consequently enjoys the highest degree of power it is capable of possessing.

    The Social Contract

  • But if we were to unite the government to the legislative authority, make the Sovereign the prince, and all the citizens magistrates, then the group-will, confounded with the general will, would lose its own activity, yet leave the private will in all its force.

    The Social Contract

  • By the aid of this supposition, royal government must appear evidently the best of all, because it is incontestably the strongest, and only wants a group-will more conformable to the general will to give it superiority over all others.

    The Social Contract

  • It was the group-will that Dennin should be hanged.

    The Unexpected

  • It was the group-will that Dennin should be hanged.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • It was the group-will that Dennin should be hanged.

    Love of Life and Other Stories

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