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
Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action. It is defined as purposive striving and is one of the primary human psychological functions. Others include affection, motivation, and cognition. Volitional processes can be applied consciously or they can be automatized as habits over time. Most modern conceptions of volition address it as a process of conscious action control which becomes automatized.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vō-lish′un, n. act of willing or choosing: the exercise of the will: the power of determining.—adjs. Voli′tient (rare), willing; Voli′tional, Voli′tionary.—adv. Voli′tionally.—adjs. Voli′tionless; Vol′itive, having power to will: expressing a wish. [Low L. volitio—L. volo, velle, to will, be willing.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Voluntary activity without external compulsion.
The numerical value of volition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of volition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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