from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an abnormally intense inability to make decisions; severe irresolution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of mental derangement in which volition is impaired or lost. Also written aboulia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loss of will power
New Latin, from Greek abouliā, indecision : a-, without; see a-1 + boulē, will; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀβουλία ("irresolution"), from ἀ- (a-, "without") + βουλή (boulē, "will"). (Wiktionary)