What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Volition’?

Meaning: The word volition denotes the faculty of using one’s own will or the power to make your own decisions.

Origin: The word has been around from 1610s-early in the 17th Century. It is derived from French volition (16th Century), from Medieval Latin volitionem, noun of action from Latin stem volo, meaning “I wish”.

After steadily sliding out of favour for a little over 150 years, the usage of the word has slightly increased in the last couple of decades.

Usage:  The player decided to step down from the position of captaincy of his own volition.

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