[ noun ] the freedom or ability to choose
Used in print(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Seated on the platform were Amos_C._Barstow , ex-mayor of Providence and a wealthy Republican stove manufacturer ; Thomas_Davis , an uncompromising Garrisonian ; the Reverend_Augustus_Woodbury , a Unitarian minister ; the Reverend_George_T._Day , a Free-Will Baptist ; Daniel_w._Vaughan , and William_H._H._Clements .
[ noun ] the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
Used in print(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
On the second voyage , he had turned_back at the frozen island of Novaya_Zemlya and meekly given the crew a certificate stating that he did so of his own free_will - which was obviously not the case .