volition

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From French volition, from Medieval Latin volitiō (will, volition), from Latin volō (wish, will).

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volition (countable and uncountable, plural volitions)

  1. A conscious choice or decision.
    • 2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Conte has broken the mould further with the suggestion he might escape the Abramovich cleaver, becoming the first of his line to leave by his own volition.
  2. 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.
  3. (linguistics) A concept that distinguishes whether or not the subject or agent intended something.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin volitiō (will, volition), from Latin volō (wish, will).

Noun[edit]

volition f (plural volitions)

  1. volition

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