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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
- ‘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.’
- ‘Nolens volens, the German tax system is becoming more European.’
Latin, from nolens not willing and volens willing.
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