Why was clemency trending last week?
1610s, from French volition (16c.), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) "will, volition," from Latin stem (as in volo "I wish") of velle "to wish," from PIE *wel-/*wol- "be pleasing" (see will (v.)).
volition vo·li·tion (və-lĭsh'ən)
The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.
A conscious choice or decision.
The power or faculty of choosing; the will.