Willed

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Will \Will\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Willed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Willing}. Indic. present I will, thou willeth, he wills; we, ye, they will.] [Cf. AS. willian. See {Will}, noun]

1. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree. "What she will to do or say." --Milton.

By all law and reason, that which the Parliament will not, is no more established in this kingdom. --Milton.

Two things he [God] willeth, that we should be good, and that we should be happy. --Barrow.

2. To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order. [Obs. or R.]

They willed me say so, madam. --Shak.

Send for music, And will the cooks to use their best of cunning To please the palate. --Beau. & Fl.

As you go, will the lord mayor . . . To attend our further pleasure presently. --J. Webster.

3. To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch.


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