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volition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvolitionvo‧li‧tion /vəˈlɪʃən $ voʊ-, və-/ noun [uncountable]  1 of your own volition2 formalFREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT the power to choose or decide something without being forced to do it She was without her own volition.
Examples from the Corpus
volitionWhat is needed is knowledge and volition.It is something which must come essentially from ourselves, as a result of our own conscious volition.This action continues quite mechanically all the time, and entirely without our conscious choice or volition.The court does not, of its own volition, enquire into the merits of the case.
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