[ noun ] resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

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(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

cruelty , meanness , self-will .

[ noun ] the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

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(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

A state , the highest form of human organization in fact and theory , could be subjected to Law only by a manifestation of self-will , or consent .