Nolens Volens Definition

nōlĕnz vōlĕnz
Unwilling or willing; whether or not one wishes it; willy-nilly.
Webster's New World
Willing or not.
Webster's New World Law

Willing or unwilling; willy-nilly.


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

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