- the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing: She left of her own volition.
- a choice or decision made by the will.
- the power of willing; will.
- the act of exercising the willof one’s own volition
- the faculty or capability of conscious choice, decision, and intention; the will
- the resulting choice or resolution
- philosophy an act of will as distinguished from the physical movement it intends to bring about
1610s, from French volition (16c.), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) “will, volition,” from Latin stem (as in volo “I wish”) of velle “to wish,” from PIE *wel-/*wol- “be pleasing” (see will (v.)).
- The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.
- A conscious choice or decision.
- The power or faculty of choosing; the will.