Volition meaning

və-lĭshən
The act of making a conscious choice or decision.

He left of his own volition.

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The act of using the will; exercise of the will as in deciding what to do.
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The power or faculty of using the will.
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Volition is defined as the act of using your will to make a conscious decision.

An example of volition is what someone uses to make a personal decision.

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The power or faculty of choosing; the will.

As long as I can exercise my volition.

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The mental power or ability of choosing; the will.

Out of all the factors that can influence a person's decision, none can match the power of his or her own volition.

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A conscious or deliberate decision or choice thus made.
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Origin of volition

  • French from Medieval Latin volitiō volitiōn- from Latin velle vol- to wish wel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French volition, from Medieval Latin volitiō (“will, volition"), from Latin volō (“wish, will").

    From Wiktionary