Nolens-volens meaning

nōlĕnz vōlĕnz
Nolens volens is defined as willing or not.

An example of nolens volens is a mother telling her children whether they want to or not, they're attending the family dinner.

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Whether willing or unwilling.
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Unwilling or willing; whether or not one wishes it; willy-nilly.
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Willing or not.
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Willing or unwilling; willy-nilly.
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Origin of nolens-volens

  • Latin nōlēns volēns nōlēns present participle of nōlle to be unwilling volēns present participle of velle to wish, be willing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nolens (“unwilling"), from nōlō (“I am unwilling") and volens (“willing"), from volō (“I am willing, I will").

    From Wiktionary