Definition of volitation
: the act or power of flying
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Origin and Etymology of volitation
Late Latin volitation-, volitatio, from Latin volitatus (past participle of volitare to fly about, flutter, frequentative of volare to fly) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at volatile
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