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 for Will worshiper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Will \Will\, n. [OE. wille, AS. willa; akin to OFries. willa,
     OS. willeo, willio, D. wil, G. wille, Icel. vili, Dan.
     villie, Sw. vilja, Goth wilja. See Will, v.]
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     1. 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.
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              It is necessary to form a distinct notion of what is
              meant by the word "volition" in order to understand
              the import of the word will, for this last word
              expresses the power of mind of which "volition" is
              the act.                              --Stewart.
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              Will is an ambiguous word, being sometimes put for
              the faculty of willing; sometimes for the act of
              that faculty, besides [having] other meanings. But
              "volition" always signifies the act of willing, and
              nothing else.                         --Reid.
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              Appetite is the will's solicitor, and the will is
              appetite's controller; what we covet according to
              the one, by the other we often reject. --Hooker.
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              The will is plainly that by which the mind chooses
              anything.                             --J. Edwards.
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     2. The choice which is made; a determination or preference
        which results from the act or exercise of the power of
        choice; a volition.
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              The word "will," however, is not always used in this
              its proper acceptation, but is frequently
              substituted for "volition", as when I say that my
              hand mover in obedience to my will.   --Stewart.
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     3. The choice or determination of one who has authority; a
        decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
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              Thy will be done.                     --Matt. vi.
                                                    10.
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              Our prayers should be according to the will of God.
                                                    --Law.
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     4. Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
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     Note: "Inclination is another word with which will is
           frequently confounded. Thus, when the apothecary says,
           in Romeo and Juliet, 
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                 My poverty, but not my will, consents; . . .
                 Put this in any liquid thing you will,
                 And drink it off.
           [1913 Webster] the word will is plainly used as,
           synonymous with inclination; not in the strict logical
           sense, as the immediate antecedent of action. It is
           with the same latitude that the word is used in common
           conversation, when we speak of doing a thing which duty
           prescribes, against one's own will; or when we speak of
           doing a thing willingly or unwillingly." --Stewart.
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     5. That which is strongly wished or desired.
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              What's your will, good friar?         --Shak.
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              The mariner hath his will.            --Coleridge.
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     6. Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or
        determine.
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              Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies.
                                                    --Ps. xxvii.
                                                    12.
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     7. (Law) 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.
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     Note: Wills are written or nuncupative, that is, oral. See
           Nuncupative will, under Nuncupative.
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     At will (Law), at pleasure. To hold an estate at the will
        of another, is to enjoy the possession at his pleasure,
        and be liable to be ousted at any time by the lessor or
        proprietor. An estate at will is at the will of both
        parties.
  
     Good will. See under Good.
  
     Ill will, enmity; unfriendliness; malevolence.
  
     To have one's will, to obtain what is desired; to do what
        one pleases.
  
     Will worship, worship according to the dictates of the will
        or fancy; formal worship. [Obs.]
  
     Will worshiper, one who offers will worship. [Obs.] --Jer.
        Taylor.
  
     With a will, with willingness and zeal; with all one's
        heart or strength; earnestly; heartily.
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