will (n.) 4
intent, purpose, design
2H6 I.iii.141 [King to Duchess, of the Queen hitting her] 'twas against her will [i.e. it wasn't done on purpose]
Cor I.ix.18 [Martius to Lartius] He that has but effected his good will / Hath overta'en mine act
Ham IV.v.127 [Claudius to all] treason can but peep to what it would, / Acts little of his will
KL I.i.43 [Lear to Cornwall and Albany] We have this hour a constant will to publish / Our daughters' several dowers
MW I.iii.45 [Pistol to Nym, of Falstaff] He hath studied her will, and translated her will [also: sense 2; legal will]
TNK III.vi.229 [Emilia to Theseus] If such vows / Stand for express will [i.e. represent your final decision]
TNK IV.ii.87 [Messenger to Theseus, of one of Arcite's knights] a sword ... when he frowns / To seal his will with [i.e. with which he carries out his intentions, when he is angry]

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