volition

Part of speech: noun

The power of willing; resolve; decision; will.

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Usage examples "volition":

  1. Armstrong put a bullet through his head- quite of his own volition." - "Martyr", Alan Edward Nourse.
  2. Every human movement, every organic act, every volition, passion, or emotion, every intellectual process, is accompanied with atomic disturbance, and hence every such movement, every such act or process, affects all the atoms of universal matter. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
  3. Irene dropped into the chair like one who moved by another's volition. - "After the Storm", T. S. Arthur.