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volition

(noun) The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.

Synonyms: willing

Usage: Without volition I leaned toward her, as a tree is swayed by the wind.
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volition
Definition: (noun) The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.
Synonyms: willing
Usage: Without volition I leaned toward her, as a tree is swayed by the wind.
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*volēre

(Vulgar Latin) present active infinitive of volō or present active infinitive of *voleō
Descendants:

Eastern Romance:
Aromanian: (voi), vreari
Romanian: vrea, vrere

Gallo-Romance:
Franco-Provençal: volêr
Old French: voloir, voleir
French: vouloir
Norman: vouler (Jersey)
Walloon: voleur
Old Provençal:
Catalan: voler
Occitan: voler

Gallo-Italic:
Ligurian: voeî
Lombard: vorè
Piedmontese: vorej
Italo-Dalmatian:
Corsican: vulè
Dalmatian: blaire, blare
Italian: volere
Istriot: vuoi
Neapolitan: vulè
Sicilian: vuliri
Venetian: voler, vołer
Rhaeto-Romance:
Friulian: volê
Ladin: volei, voler
Romansh: vulair, vuler, vuleir
Southern Romance:
Sardinian: bòliri, bolli, bòlliri, vòlere, bòlere


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She left of her own volition. It was her free will to make me free from my life-long savings.
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.

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volition

Definition: (noun) The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.
Synonyms: willing
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