Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
Subduing a wilful child is not an easy task.
wilful = self-willed, headstrong, capricious
They included, abolishing the distinction between murder and wilful murder and doing away with provocation as a partial defense.
wilful = premeditated
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 26-Dec-2010 at 12:37.
Yes. They are in fact not so different as they seem.
Originally Posted by vil
in #1, the child is determined to follow its own will, regardless of what others think. In #2, the criminal is following his own will, committing the crime deliberately.