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volition

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

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]

volition

[vōlish′ən]
Etymology: L, voluntas, inclination
1 the act, power, or state of willing or choosing.
2 the conscious impulse to perform or to abstain from an act. volitional, adj.

volition

See will.

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]

volition

the act or power of willing.

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6) Author's marginal note: "But surplus of freedom--of the volitive element--on the side of hatred.
2008) of the 10 items used by Reinboth and Duda (2006) that assess two facets of autonomy: choice /decision-making (6 items) and volitive aspects (4 items) in the sport context.
iii) Volitive olitive modality is concerned with what is desirable.
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.
He proposed that pitch or tono is sufficient to distinguish imperatives from declaratives and that there are gradations and classifications in volitive intonations.
3])) I considered the following functions: Volitive, Epistemic, Evidential, Domain and, Concession (HENGEVELD, 2004a; RAMAT; RICCA, 1998).
A volitive or exhortative mood is commonly expressed by the particle mar (< *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'say
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.