Freedom of decision or of choice between alternatives.
The ability or discretion to choose; free choice.
Chose to remain behind of my own free will.
The power of making choices that are neither determined by natural causality nor predestined by fate or divine will.
Origin of free-will
- Middle English fre wil translation of Late Latin līberum arbitrium Latin līberum neuter of līber free Latin arbitrium will
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition