Definitions for volitionvoʊˈlɪʃ ən, və-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vo•li•tionvoʊˈlɪʃ ən, və-(n.)
the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of the will:
She left of her own volition.
the power of willing or choosing; will.
a choice or decision made by the will.
Origin of volition:
1605–15; < ML volitiō, der. of L vol-, var. s. of velle to want, wish (see will1)
the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
"the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
the act of making a choice
"followed my father of my own volition"
A conscious choice or decision.
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.
Origin: From volition, from volitio, from volo.
the act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will
the result of an act or exercise of choosing or willing; a state of choice
the power of willing or determining; will
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Voluntary activity without external compulsion.