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The statement that says something was done without a person’s consent. Such as rape, robbery or an assault.
Without one’s consent, forcibly, as in The defendant knew he could not be made to testify against his will. Originally one meaning of will was “acquiescence” or “consent,” but this sense survives only in this idiom, which today nearly always implies some use of force.
The phrase is used in indictments to demonstrate that a defendant’s conduct was without the victim’s consent.
In indictments for robbery from the person, the words “feloniously and against the will,” must be used; as no other words or phrase will sufficiently charge the offence.
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