from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the capacity or power of choosing or acting freely, or without necessity or constraint upon the will.
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- n. (sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team
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Let it be noticed that the objection that foreordination is inconsistent with free agency bears equally against the doctrine of the foreknowledge of
“They won’t have to worry about free agency or arbitration with their pitchers,” said Rene Lachemann, the A’s pitching coach.
If the acts of a free agent are in their very nature contingent and uncertain, then it is plain that foreordination and free agency are inconsistent.
What God foreknows must, in the very nature of the case, be as fixed and certain as what is foreordained; and if one is inconsistent with the free agency of man, the other is also.
“Kadarians” (Kadari), denying free will and free agency to man and ascribing his actions wholly to Allah.