Against The Will

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Definition: Against The Will

Against The Will

Quick Summary of Against The Will

The statement that says something was done without a person’s consent. Such as rape, robbery or an assault.

What is the dictionary definition of Against The Will?

Dictionary Definition


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.


Full Definition of Against The Will

Against the will is a phrase which means contrary to a person’s wishes.

The phrase is used in indictments to demonstrate that a defendant’s conduct was without the victim’s consent.

For example, indictments for sexual molestation will contain the words “feloniously and against the will to sufficiently charge the offence.

Examples of Against The Will in a sentence

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.

Synonyms For Against The Will

against the grain, unwillingly, in spite, against the wishes

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
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Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Against The Will. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 09, 2023).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Against The Will are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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