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- adj. done by conscious, personal choice; not based on external principles.
- adj. done intentionally, not by accident
- adj. pertaining to volition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging or relating to volition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to volition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. with deliberate intention
The first conservative assumption is known as a volitional theory of human nature.
Reading deliberately undertaken -- what may be called volitional reading -- is no more reading than erudition is culture.
There is thus a conscious and voluntary way and an involuntary and unconscious way in which mental results may get accomplished; and we find both ways exemplified in the history of conversion, giving us two types, which Starbuck calls the volitional type and the type by self-surrender respectively.
But in the case of our Lord Jesus Christ, since He possesses different natures, His natural wills, that is, His volitional faculties belonging to Him as God and as Man are also different.
The word to thelema, it is well to note, sometimes denotes the will, that is, the volitional faculty, and in this sense we speak of natural will: and sometimes it denotes the object of will, and we speak of will
Was Elsie Venner, poisoned by the venom of a crotalus before she was born, morally responsible for the "volitional" aberrations, which translated into acts become what is known as sin, and, it may be, what is punished as crime?
dsummoner2000: Your use of the word "volitional" is confusing.
Such conflicting behaviors are neither intentional nor volitional (well, they may be if displayed occasionally, but if these behaviors are typical, and noteworthy “for NOT being present today” they are probably not.)
After a certain number of times, it begins to be volitional and indicative of some other motive.
On the other hand, drawing the pistol and pointing it is a highly volitional act.