Volition Synonyms: will, discretion

Volition Sentence: Bourne, you joined this program of your own volition.

Under The Lens: Volition Etymology

Volition comes from the Latin root volo (to wish). Other common words from the root are volunteer, voluntary etc. As you know each of these words is related to expressing will or wish.

Other words from this root are benevolent and malevolent. Bene means good and hence a benevolent person wishes good or well. Mal means bad and hence a malevolent person wishes bad or evil. Learn more about the roots bene and mal in our movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

 

 

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