Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wishes; a wisher: used in some rare compounds: as, an ill -wilier.
  • noun One who wills.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who wills.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who wills, who causes by an act of will or willpower.
  • noun One who causes an inheritance by writing a will.

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Examples

  • Though all the way up the stairs Mrs. Mivers, turning back at every other step, did her best to impress upon her young visitor's mind the important fact that they kept their household establishment at their "willer," and that their apartments in Fleet Street were only a "conwenience," the store set by the worthy housewife upon her goods and chattels was sufficiently visible in the drugget that threaded its narrow way up the gay Brussels stair-carpet, and in certain layers of paper which protected from the profanation of immediate touch the mahogany hand-rail.

    Lucretia — Volume 05

  • "willer," and that their apartments in Fleet Street were only a

    Lucretia — Complete

  • "In the last place any ill-willer would ever look for a British colonel sahib," says he, chortling.

    Fiancée

  • BB: So psychosynthesis is a process of discovering the personal self—an observer and willer.

    Psychosynthesis: Height Psychology — Discovering the self and the Self

  • They are entwined in nethermost darkness, the willer with the willed, and in an instant (FIAT!) light shall flood the world.

    Ulysses

  • And because in the willer himself there is suffering, because he cannot will backwards — thus was Willing itself, and all life, claimed — to be penalty!

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • "In the last place any ill-willer would ever look for a British colonel sahib," says he, chortling.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • "In the last place any ill-willer would ever look for a British colonel sahib," says he, chortling.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • He had made up the family Trumps, which permitted the willer to touch his brethren wherever they might be.

    Nine Princes In Amber

  • If any well willer will imitate him in so praiseworthie a worke for the two other regions, we will be glad to further his endeuour with all the helpes we may.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6) England (1 of 12) William the Conqueror

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