What does the word volition mean?

Usage examples for volition

  1. Armstrong put a bullet through his head- quite of his own volition." – Martyr by 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 by George P. Marsh
  3. Irene dropped into the chair like one who moved by another's volition. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur