What is another word for willfulness?

172 synonyms found


[ wˈɪlfə͡lnəs], [ wˈɪlfə‍lnəs], [ w_ˈɪ_l_f_əl_n_ə_s]

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How to use "Willfulness" in context?

Willfulness is an important legal concept that deals with whether or not an individual acted purposely and with the specific intent to disobey a lawful injunction. It is often used in cases involving safety and health issues and it is essential to prosecutors in order to convict someone of a criminal offense.

The test for willfulness is a balancing test, which looks at all the relevant circumstances surrounding the conduct in question. The defendant must have known of the injunction, must have recognized the possible consequences of violating it, and must have intentionally decided to violate it.

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