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Volition


VOLI'TION, noun [Latin volitio, from volo, to will. See Will.]

1. The act of willing the act of determining choice, or forming a purpose. There is a great difference between actual volition and approbation of judgment.

Volition is the actual exercise of the power which the mind has of considering or forbearing to consider an idea.

2. The power of willing or determining.