ETYM Old Eng. wille, as. willa; akin to OFries. willa, os. willeo, willio, Dutch wil, German wille, Icel. vili, Dan. villie, Swed. vilja, Goth wilja. Related to Will.
1. A fixed and persistent intent or purpose.
2. A legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die; SYN. testament.
In law, declaration of how a person wishes his or her property to be disposed of after death. It also appoints administrators of the estate (executors) and may contain wishes on other matters, such as place of burial or use of organs for transplants. Wills must comply with formal legal requirements of the local jurisdiction. Some us states permit people, usually the terminally ill, to specify at what stage they should be allowed to die, in living wills.
Im Unterschied zu Trieb u. Begehren ein geistiger Akt, von dem ein Impuls zur Verwirklichung bestimmter Ziele ausgeht.
1. To decree or ordain
2. To determine by choice
3. To have in mind; SYN. wish.