Willfully Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Willfully, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Willfully?

(adj) An act or specifically a crime done intentially with a motive, knowing the consequences of such action is considered as an act done willfully. So to make it a willfully done act it must have done with an intention to achieve the events or crime ought to happen. So if a dog was injured when a paper weight was slipped form someone’s hand cannot be treated as an act done willfully to injure the dog.