volitional

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin volitio, from velle, to wish.

Adjective[edit]

volitional (comparative more volitional, superlative most volitional)

  1. done by conscious, personal choice; not based on external principles.
    1922, James Joyce Ulysses
    • A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals to discovery.
  2. done intentionally, not by accident
    Alcoholism : the volitional disease. [1]
  3. (rare) pertaining to volition