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volition

vo·li·tion

volition

 
 
pronunciation:
v lI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of willing, deciding, or choosing.
There was no pressure on him; he resigned of his own volition.
synonyms:
choice, choosing, decision, option, will
similar words:
determination, preference
definition 2: the ability or power of exercising choice.
Slaves are stripped of their volition.
synonyms:
choice, free will, option, will
similar words:
discretion, intention, liberty, license, resolution
Word Parts
The word volition contains the following part:
vol Latin root that means wish, intention, will