A legal document that describes what should be done with a person's assets after his or her death.
determine by choice
the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
decree or ordain
leave or give by will after one's death
The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects.
The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
That which is strongly wished or desired.
Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.
The legal declaration of a person's mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. see the note under testament, 1.
To wish; to desire; to incline to have.
As an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. thus, in first person, "i will" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when "will" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, i will go if you wish; i will go at all hazards. in the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, "you will go," or "he will go," describes a future event as a fact only. to emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination.
To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.
To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
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.
To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.