Volition

Definition of Volition

Vo`li´tion
n.1.The act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will.
Volition is the actual exercise of the power the mind has to order the consideration of any idea, or the forbearing to consider it.
- Locke.
Volition is an act of the mind, knowingly exerting that dominion it takes itself to have over any part of the man, by employing it in, or withholding it from, any particular action.
- Locke.
2.The result of an act or exercise of choosing or willing; a state of choice.
3.The power of willing or determining; will.

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