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volition

[voh-lish-uhn, vuh-]
noun
1.
the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing: She left of her own volition.
2.
a choice or decision made by the will.
3.
the power of willing; will.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin volitiōn- (stem of volitiō), equivalent to vol- (variant stem of velle to want, wish; see will1) + -itiōn- -ition

volitional, volitionary [voh-lish-uh-ner-ee] , adjective
volitionally, adverb
nonvolition, noun
nonvolitional, adjective
prevolitional, adjective
supervolition, noun
unvolitional, adjective


1. discretion, choice. See will2.
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volition (vəˈlɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of exercising the will: of one's own volition
2.  the faculty or capability of conscious choice, decision, and intention; the will
3.  the resulting choice or resolution
4.  philosophy an act of will as distinguished from the physical movement it intends to bring about
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin volitiō, from Latin vol- as in volō I will, present stem of velle to wish]
 
vo'litional
 
adj
 
vo'litionary
 
adj
 
vo'litionally
 
adv

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volition
1615, from Fr. volition (16c.), from M.L. volitionem (nom. volitio) "will, volition," from L. stem (as in volo "I wish") of velle "to wish," from PIE *wel-/*wol- "be pleasing" (see will (v.)).
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volition vo·li·tion (və-lĭsh'ən)
n.

  1. The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.

  2. A conscious choice or decision.

  3. The power or faculty of choosing; the will.


vo·li'tion·al adj.
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