folkvilja

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

folk +‎ vilja

Noun[edit]

folkvilja c

  1. the will of the people, popular opinion
    • 1909, Swedish translation of what Garibaldi said in Sicily in May 1860
      Må sicilianarne ännu en gång visa, huru ett land genom makten af en enig folkvilja befriar sig från sina förtryckare.
      Sicily shall once more teach the world how a country can be freed from its oppressors by the powerful will of a united people.
      La Sicilia insegnerà ancora una volta come si libera un paese dagli oppressori con la potente volontà di un popolo unito.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Folkviljan has been the name of Swedish newspaper (1882-1885) and of several small political parties.