Old English wilfullÄ«Ä‹e, corresponding to wilful +"Ž -ly.
Wilfully Sentence Examples
Section 3 of the earlier act provides that a person who injures the cable either wilfully or by culpable negligence is " guilty of a misdemeanour and on conviction: (a) if he acted wilfully, shall be liable to penal servitude for a term not exceeding five years, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years, and to a fine either in lieu of or in addition to such penal servitude or imprisonment; and (b) if he acted by culpable negligence shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months without hard labour, and to a fine not exceeding £100 either in lieu of or in addition to such imprisonment."
malignus, evil-disposed, from maligenus), wicked, of a malicious or wilfully evil disposition.
They were wilfully blind, and they would rather not see good done than see it done in a way that contradicted their teachings and undermined their influence.
At Milan it was more serious and lasted longer than elsewhere, as the movement was controlled by the anarchists under Arturo Labriola; the hooligans committed many acts of savage violence, especially against those workmen who refused to strike, and much property was wilfully destroyed.
In dealing with modern Italian history he is reactionary and often wilfully inaccurate.