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free will

noun [U] uk   us  
the ability to decide what to do independently of any outside influence: No one told me to do it - I did it of my own free will.
Translations of “free will”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自由意志…
in Russian свобода воли…
in Turkish özgür irade, kendi kaderini tayin etme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自由意志…
in Polish wolna wola…
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