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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Will \Will\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Willed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Willing. Indic. present I will, thou willeth, he wills; we,
ye, they will.] [Cf. AS. willian. See Will, n.]
1. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of
choice; to ordain; to decree. "What she will to do or
By all law and reason, that which the Parliament
will not, is no more established in this kingdom.
Two things he [God] willeth, that we should be good,
and that we should be happy. --Barrow.
2. To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an
act of volition; to direct; to order. [Obs. or R.]
They willed me say so, madam. --Shak.
Send for music,
And will the cooks to use their best of cunning
To please the palate. --Beau. & Fl.
As you go, will the lord mayor . . .
To attend our further pleasure presently. --J.
3. To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to
bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child;
also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that
his nephew should have his watch.
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