Etymology
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volition (n.)

1610s, from French volition (16c.), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) "will, volition," noun of action from Latin stem (as in volo "I wish") of velle "to wish," from PIE root *wel- (2) "to wish, will" (see will (v.)). Related: Volitional.

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Definitions of volition

volition (n.)
the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith;
Synonyms: will
volition (n.)
the act of making a choice;
followed my father of my own volition
Synonyms: willing
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