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  • n. The quality of being willful; obstinacy

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

  • n. the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline


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  • "I suppose you could describe my father as puckish," says the character known as Moth, but as the father's willfulness is recalled, the narrative wisely guides you to contemplate the spat between Oberon and Titania as they wrangle over a changeling boy.

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  • First, the court held that — given the 1999 amendments to the Lanham Act, and despite some older precedent — willfulness is not a prerequisite to an accounting of profits, and anyway Schneider had enough evidence of willfulness to go to a jury.

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  • The new ruling, the latest in many legal skirmishes between the two companies, came after a change in the federal law regarding "willfulness" was announced in an unrelated appellate case involving Seagate Technologies Inc.

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  • So-called "willfulness" is a will in which the volitional power has not yet been balanced with this inhibitive power.

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  • Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson for an expanded definition of the term "willfulness," a term included in the jury instructions.

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  • Much of the latest decision is identical to the December document, except for an expanded explanation of the three-judge panel's decision to uphold the "willfulness" issue.


  • Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said Wednesday that the fact officers advised Dingle not to drive during the domestic dispute adds to the "willfulness" of her actions. - Nation-World

  • FCRA litigation developments, including the "willfulness" issue, to your advantage when defending cases

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  • Mrs. Lauder agreed, saying that they were smart in taking turns between willfulness and acquiescence.

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  • James shows us that we can live a life in tune with God's will, not our own willfulness.

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