Willing, but not necessarily wishing. It is said in the Kambour Case, 77 NH at page 47, that "volens means wishing, not willing; and it by no means follows from the fact that a person is willing to chance being injured, that he wishes, or even is willing to be injured." Whether volens means wishing rather than willing may be questioned, but if one may be willing to chance being injured, he at least is willing to be injured rather than not take the chance of it, for otherwise his action would not be taken. Smith v Twin State Gas & Electric Co. 83 NH 439, 61 ALR 1015, 144 A 57.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • volens — VÓLENS, NÓLENS adv. vrând, nevrând. (< lat. volens nolens) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • volens — index voluntary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • volens — /vōˈlenz/ (law) noun and adjective (a person) consenting to a course of action which involves a risk of some sort (and therefore unable to sue if injury occurs) ORIGIN: Prp of L velle to be willing • • • volenti non fit injuria /vō lenˈti nōn fit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Volens — In law, volens is a state of mind, referring to voluntary acceptance of a specific risk. It is usually pleaded by way of defence, and often employs the legal Latin [se of conduct. In other countries it can give rise to a partial defence of… …   Wikipedia

  • volens — /vowlenz/ Willing. He is said to be willing who either expressly consents or tacitly makes no opposition …   Black's law dictionary

  • volens-nolens — (izg. vȍlens nȏlens) DEFINICIJA hoćeš nećeš ETIMOLOGIJA lat …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • volens nolens — лат. (волэнс нолэнс) см. воленс ноленс. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • volens nolens — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Volens-nolens — (Воленс ноленс) волей неволей …   Популярный политический словарь

  • nolens volens — wohl oder übel; zwangsläufig; notgedrungen; zwangsweise; unfreiwillig; zähneknirschend (umgangssprachlich); gezwungenermaßen * * * no|lens vo|lens 〈[vo: ]〉 ob man will od. nicht, halb wider Willen, wohl od. übel [lat., „nicht wollend, wollend“] …   Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.