Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to volition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging or relating to volition.

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  • adjective done by conscious, personal choice; not based on external principles.
  • adjective done intentionally, not by accident
  • adjective rare pertaining to volition

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  • adjective with deliberate intention

Etymologies

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From Latin volitio, from velle, to wish.

Examples

  • The first conservative assumption is known as a volitional theory of human nature.

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  • Reading deliberately undertaken -- what may be called volitional reading -- is no more reading than erudition is culture.

    The Vice of Reading

  • 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.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • 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.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • 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

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • 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.

    Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature

  • 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?

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  • 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?

    Elsie Venner

  • dsummoner2000: Your use of the word "volitional" is confusing.

    latimes.com - News

  • 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.)

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Adderall

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