From French volition, from Medieval Latin volitiō (“will, volition”), from Latin volō (“to wish; to want; to mean or intend”) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (“to choose; to want”)) + -tiō (“suffix forming nouns relating to some action or the result of an action”) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-tis (“suffix forming abstract or action nouns from verbs”)).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vəˈlɪʃ(ə)n/
- (General American) IPA(key): /voʊˈlɪʃ(ə)n/
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
- Hyphenation: vo‧li‧tion
- A conscious choice or decision. [from early 17th c.]
2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in The Guardian, London, archived from the original on 9 September 2017:
- The mental power or ability of choosing; the will.
Out of all the factors that can influence a person’s decision, none can match the power of his or her own volition.
- (linguistics) A concept that distinguishes whether or not the subject or agent intended something.
- volition (linguistics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- volition (psychology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- volition (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- volition in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- volition in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
volition f (plural volitions)