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Whether a person wants or likes something or not.‘a defendant who has intercourse nolens volens will be liable for rape’
necessarily, inevitably, unavoidably, by force of circumstance, inescapably, ineluctablyView synonyms
- ‘Nolens volens, the German tax system is becoming more European.’
- ‘The officers of the War Department have always claimed and insisted that the orders of the President and the Secretary of War are to be obeyed, nolens volens, and are not to be questioned in any quarter.’
Latin, from nolens ‘not willing’ and volens ‘willing’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.