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volition

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noun vo·li·tion \vō-ˈli-shən, və-\

Simple Definition of volition

  • : the power to make your own choices or decisions

Full Definition of volition

  1. 1 :  an act of making a choice or decision; also :  a choice or decision made

  2. 2 :  the power of choosing or determining :  will

vo·li·tion·al play \-ˈlish-nəl, -ˈli-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of volition

  1. <Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder marked by recurrent tics and vocalizations that are beyond the sufferer's volition or control.>

  2. <left the church of her own volition, not because she was excommunicated>



Origin of volition

French, from Medieval Latin volition-, volitio, from Latin vol- (stem of velle to will, wish) + -ition-, -itio (as in Latin position-, positio position) — more at will


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

volition

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noun vo·li·tion \vō-ˈlish-ən, və-\

Medical Definition of volition

  1. 1:  an act of making a choice or decision; also :  a choice or decision made

  2. 2:  the power of choosing or determining






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