[[t]voʊˈlɪʃ ən, və-[/t]] n.
1) the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of the will:
She left of her own volition[/ex]
2) the power of willing or choosing; will
3) a choice or decision made by the will
Etymology: 1605–15; < ML volitiō, der. of L vol-, var. s. of velle to want, wish (see will I) vo•li′tion•al, vo•li′tion•ar`y, adj. vo•li′tion•al•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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