free will

free will
,free `will noun uncount
the idea that people can choose what to do and are responsible for their own actions, especially compared to the theory that everything people do is already decided by God or FATE
of your own free will
doing something because you want to do it, not because you are forced to

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Free will — 1. A will free from improper coercion or restraint. [1913 Webster] To come thus was I not constrained, but did On my free will. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing without the restraints of physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free-will — free will, freewill free will , a. Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering. [1913 Webster] {Freewill Baptists}. See under {Baptist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Free will — This article is about the philosophical questions of free will. For other uses, see Free will (disambiguation). A domino s movement is determined completely by laws of physics. Incompatibilists say that this is a threat to free will, but… …   Wikipedia

  • Free-Will — Infobox record label name = Free Will image bg = parent = founded = 1986 founder = Hiroshi Tomioka status = Active distributor = genre = Rock country = flagicon|Japan Japan location = url = [] Free… …   Wikipedia

  • free will — noun Date: 13th century 1. voluntary choice or decision < I do this of my own free will > 2. freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Free will in theology — is an important part of the debate on free will in general. This article discusses the doctrine of free will as it has been, and is, interpreted within the various branches of Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. In Christian thoughtIn… …   Wikipedia

  • Free Will Baptist Church — (or Free Will Baptists) is a group of churches that share a common history, name, and an acceptance of the Arminian theology of free grace, free salvation, and free will, based on the idea of general atonement. Free Will Baptists share similar… …   Wikipedia

  • Free will (disambiguation) — Free will is a philosophical concept.Free will may also refer to:* Free Will (album), a 1972 soul album * Free Will, a Japanese independent record label * Freewill (song), a song by Rushee also* Free Willie * Free Willy …   Wikipedia

  • Free Will (album) — Infobox Album Name = Free Will Type = studio Longtype = Artist = Gil Scott Heron Released = August 1972 Recorded = March 2–3, 1972 RCA Studios (New York, New York) Genre = Soul, proto rap Length = 36:43 Label = Flying Dutchman/RCA FD 10153… …   Wikipedia

  • Free will theorem — The free will theorem of John H. Conway and Simon B. Kochen states that, if we have a certain amount of free will , then, subject to certain assumptions, so must some elementary particles. Conway and Kochen s paper was published in Foundations of …   Wikipedia

  • Free Will Baptist Bible College — infobox University name= Free Will Baptist Bible College motto= endowment= budget (2007)= president= established= 1942 type= Private staff= faculty= undergrad= postgrad= colors= city= Nashville, Tennessee country= United States of America campus …   Wikipedia

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