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vo·li·tion

 (və-lĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of making a conscious choice or decision: He left of his own volition.
2. The power or faculty of choosing; the will: as long as I can exercise my volition.

[French, from Medieval Latin volitiō, volitiōn-, from Latin velle, vol-, to wish; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vo·li′tion·al adj.
vo·li′tion·al·ly adv.

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) 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]
voˈlitional, voˈlitionary adj
voˈlitionally adv

vo•li•tion

(voʊˈlɪʃ ən, və-)

n.
1. the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of the will: She left of her own volition.
2. the power of willing or choosing; will.
3. a choice or decision made by the will.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin volitiō, derivative of Latin vol-, variant s. of velle to want, wish (see will1)]
vo•li′tion•al, vo•li′tion•ar`y, adj.
vo•li′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volition - the capability of conscious choice and decision and intentionvolition - the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
velleity - volition in its weakest form
2.volition - the act of making a choicevolition - the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
intention - an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"

volition

noun free will, will, choice, election, choosing, option, purpose, resolution, determination, preference, discretion committing crimes of violence through cold, premeditated volition
of your own volition of your own free will, voluntarily Mr Coombes had gone to the police of his own volition.

volition

noun
The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides:
Translations

volition

[vəˈlɪʃən] N of one's own volition (frm) → por voluntad (propia), de libre albedrío

volition

[vəˈlɪʃən] nvolonté f
of one's own volition → de son propre gré

volition

nWille m; simply by the exercise of your volitionmit dem Willen allein; of one’s own volitionaus freiem Willen

volition

[vəˈlɪʃn] n of one's own volitiondi propria volontà

vo·li·tion

n. volición, voluntad, poder de determinación.