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volition

 [vo-lish´un]
the act or power of willing. adj., adj voli´tional.
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vo·li·tion

(vō-li'shŭn),
The conscious impulse to perform any act or to abstain from its performance; voluntary action.
[L. volo,, to wish]
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vo·li·tion

(vŏ-lish'ŭn)
The conscious impulse to perform any act or to abstain from its performance; voluntary action.
[L. volo,, to wish]
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A second explanation relates to volitive desires as a manifestation of the will of people.
Chapter 9 deals with the explicit volitive forms (cohortative, imperative, and jussive), the use of which in LBH closely resembles that in CBH, except in the case of Daniel 11, in which jussive, i.e., short yiqtol, forms appear in complementary distribution with standard yiqtol forms--the former clause-initial, the latter clause-internal--without signaling any obvious volitive nuance.
Its primary meaning is volitive (32a) and it is always followed by the subjunctive form of the verb.
prefix yi- and present-future suffix -u, producing present-future yi-il-te-qu, meaning "he takes"; the same form plus the Canaanite volitive suffix -a produced volitive il-[te.sub.9]-qa, meaning "may he [not] take." (14)
The subjunctive and past subjunctive are used for potential or non-factual events, including various nuances of modality, and are common in subordinate clauses, as in [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'don't let this child walk over there and fall!' and ?agar pare yawanwale, kulu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'if [I.sup.f.] had given him money, he would have spent it all.' A volitive or exhortative mood is commonly expressed by the particle mar (< *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'say!') preposed to a subjunctive verbal form: mar [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]!
The future volitive employing the preposition 1- with the infinitive to express potential future action (I have labeled this construction "attributed conation") is described succinctly with several examples.
1, 107.177), but also in Arabic after imma, when there is a volitive ("if I will") or customary ("whenever") connotation.
The prefix conjugation of Canaanite can be divided into two modes, the indicative for tenses and the injunctive for "volition." Both have three conjugations, the indicative has the preterite yaqtul, the imperfect yaqtulu and the energic yaqtulun(n)a, the injunctive has the jussive yaqtul, the volitive yaqtula (indistinguishable from the Akkadian ventive) and the energic yaqtulan(n)a (vol.
Foxvog, "The Sumerian Ergative Construction," Or 44 (1975): 398-425 (mostly later, literary MSS.), who draws attention to the possibility of the locative force of /b/, or what could be called, on the basis of his examples, volitive foregrounding of subject, instrument, locus, or object (su-ti is not among the verbs discussed).