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.
Whether willing or unwilling.
Unwilling or willing; whether or not one wishes it; willy-nilly.
Willing or not.
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").