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English definition of “free will”

free will

noun [U]    
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.Freedom to actOpportunity
(Definition of free will noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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