Nill (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nilled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Nilling.] [AS. nilan, nyllan; ne not + willan to will. See No, and Will.]

Not to will; to refuse; to reject.

[Obs.]

Certes, said he, I nill thine offered grace. Spenser.

 

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Nill, v. i.

To be unwilling; to refuse to act.

The actions of the will are "velle" and "nolle," to will and nill. Burton.

Will he, nill he, whether he wills it or not.<-- contracted to willy-nilly -->

 

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Nill, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. neul star, light. Cf. Nebula.]

1.

Shining sparks thrown off from melted brass.

2.

Scales of hot iron from the forge.

Knight.

 

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