volia

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian воля (volja).

Noun[edit]

volia (uncountable)

  1. In Russian contexts: freedom; lack of restraint or constriction.
    • 1995, Daniel Rancour-Laferriere, The Slave Soul of Russia, p. 198:
      The new restrictions being placed on the bride added up to a loss of her former “volia”.
    • 1996, Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy, Folio Society 2013, p. 115:
      The educated classes had always feared that a peasant volia would soon degenerate into anarchic licence and violent revenge against figures of authority.
    • 2001, Geoffrey Hosking, Russia and the Russians, p. 229:
      Their integration into the imperial army was causing concern and resentment among the rank and file, who feared losing their volia and their participatory institutions.

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Verb[edit]

volia

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative form of voler
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of voler