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1. Of, relating to, or originating in the will.
2. Expressing a wish or permission.


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


(ˈvɒl ɪ tɪv)

1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by volition.
2. Gram. expressing a wish or permission.
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The book is divided into two parts: the first, consisting of two chapters, presents Cohens research methodology; the second contains eight chapters, each furnishing a thorough discussion of a verbal form (qatal, wayyiqtol, participle, yiqtol, weqatal, infinitive construct, volitive forms, and infinitive absolute) from the perspective of use and meaning vis-a-vis other forms in the LBH system and in comparison to CBH.
Volitive desires do not lead directly to action, but influence intentions--the conscious commitment to act (Miller and Pasta, 1995).
At first sight, there Is no semantic explanation for the distinct behavior of the adverbs In (28d-f) with respect to ja regarding the possibility of being part of the remnant or not: the adverbs In (28d-f) Include aspectual AdvPs (frequentemente 'frequently' and rammente 'rarely') and a volitive adverb (voluntariamente 'willingly'); ja 'already' Is a tense adverb In Cinque (1999).
The verb tohel (twhl) is a rare occurrence of the second person volitive (aside from its use with 'al).
Our Jesuit is at pains to point out that Luther really was serious about the interior reception of the Word of God extra nos and about its real effects in the new heart, including its intellectual and volitive functions, even though he refused to accept the essentially Thomist theory of this renewal in terms of "habitus" or qualitas.
She never crosses the boundaries of the space delimited by the emperor, she is the queen whose biography is ordered and modeled from outside, whose existence is closely dependent on the emotional and volitive acts of her creator:
Within deontic modality Palmer (2001: 22) lists permissive, obligative and commissive, while dynamic modality includes abilitive and volitive.