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Monday, June 28, 2004

Definitions for nolens volens

  1. Whether unwilling or willing.

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Citations for nolens volens
Beneath the surface, little-noticed but fundamental changes are taking place that must compel both sides, nolens volens, sooner or later to reconfigure their tortured but inseparable relationship. Bernard Wasserstein, Israelis and Palestinians
Events have put NATO in a position where it is the policeman of Europe and beyond, nolens volens. , Daily Telegraph
Origin of nolens volens
Nolens volens is from the Latin, from nolle, "to be unwilling" + velle, "to wish, to be willing."