Meanings

1.
the arbitrariness, the caprice
(The core idea is that someone does something (usually negative) JUST because they want to. Think of a judge making a decision based on personal feelings instead of the law.)
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Word Family

Root: *u̯el-

The core idea of this root was:

wanting, choosing

English relatives are will and the Latin branch around volare (to want) with words like voluntary and volition.

In German, both core themes survived, one as wollen (to want) and the other one as wählen (to choose).

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