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of (one's) own free will

Done according to one's own volition, without pressure or influence from others. She decided of her own free will to drop out of art school and pursue a career in law.
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of your own free ˈwill

because you want to do something rather than because somebody has told or forced you to do it: She left of her own free will.
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B, of my own free will and under no duress have willed to become the wife of Mr.
Formularies from diverse periods all contain phrases in which the bride-to-be intervenes, as she does most clearly in the twelfth century Sefer ha-'itur, in fact twice, to say that she is acting "of my own free will."(47) A later text from Salonika requires the prospective bride to say she "is satisfied, and desirous, and convinced."(48) The theme of will and consent was especially stressed in early modern rabbinical synods.