Definition of Deo volente in English:

Deo volente

Pronunciation /ˌdāō vəˈlentē/ /ˌdeɪoʊ vəˈlɛnti/


  • God willing; if nothing prevents it.

    ‘she has signed the lease for the house—it will be for both of them, Deo volente’
    • ‘On November 30, 2007, deo volente, Jacques Barzun, one of the most distinguished figures in the history of Columbia University, will be one hundred years old.’
    • ‘One of the things that have disappeared from many of our cards is the letters “D.V.” Deo Volente, God willing.’