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volitive

[vol-i-tiv] /ˈvɒl ɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by volition.
2.
Grammar. expressing a wish or permission:
a volitive construction.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; volit(ion) + -ive
Related forms
unvolitive, adjective
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  • It is the synthesis that best characterizes the activity within the volitive realm of acculturation.
British Dictionary definitions for volitive

volitive

/ˈvɒlɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or emanating from the will
2.
(grammar) another word for desiderative
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