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Volition meaning

volition - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will.
  2. 2. The result of an act or exercise of choosing or willing; a state of choice.
  3. 3. The power of willing or determining; will.
  4. 4. Act or power of willing or choosing.

volition - examples of usage

  1. He was incapable of any such absurdity as Clifford's dictum that " Reason, intelligence and volition are properties of a complex which is made up of elements, themselves not rational, not intelligent, not conscious."
  2. Not only had he no volition, but little or no sensation.
  3. Actions of this kind, with which instinct and volition enter upon equal terms, have been called 'semi- reflex.
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