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Word: willful

Definition: wilful; intentional; headstrong


Sentences Containing 'willful'

(e.g. "My client would have made X dollars in profit but for the infringement of his/her patent.") If an infringer is found to have deliberately infringed a patent (i.e. "willful" infringement), then punitive damages can be assessed up to three times the actual damages.
Any other course, he later explained, would be "no less than willful murder."
Despite Batavianization and the general idea that Frisians were underdeveloped and rural, Frisians never were the subject of ethnic discrimination or willful linguistic or cultural oppression.
However, the statute permits some monetary relief where bad faith, reckless disregard or the willful violation of a court order are involved.
In 2008, Laurie Mylroie, writing in the "New York Sun", reviewed "Willful Blindness" by Andrew C. McCarthy, who had prosecuted Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman in 1995.
In particular, it was found that Madster's support of encrypted file sharing was "willful blindness" and was not a valid defense with regard to copyright infringement.
On March 29, 1990, Wallace was indicted on three counts of tax evasion under and three counts of willful failure to timely file Federal income tax returns or pay taxes under . At his trial, Wallace filed a “Motion to Challenge the Oath.” He proposed an alternative oath written by him, to be used before testifying.
Stalking is typically defined s "the willful, malicious, and repeated following and harassing of another persons that threatens his or her safety".
The conflict and its aftermath led the author to undertake a major re-examination of European bourgeois society, including the sources of the willful, perverse destructiveness displayed by much of civilised humanity.
Whereas for Münsterberg "the feeling of willful actions results from an awareness of covert behavior, or a readiness to act overtly, elicited by a situation."

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