Definition of volition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

volition

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//vəˈlɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈlɪʃn//
 
, also NAmE//voʊˈlɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the power to choose something freely or to make your own decisions synonym free will They left entirely of their own volition (= because they wanted to). Word Origin early 17th cent. (denoting a decision or choice made after deliberation): from French, or from medieval Latin volitio(n-), from volo ‘I wish’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: volition