1610s, from French volition (16c.), from Medieval Latin volitionem (nominative volitio) "will, volition," from Latin stem (as in volo "I wish") of velle "to wish," from PIE *wel-/*wol- "be pleasing" (see will (v.)).
volition vo·li·tion (və-lĭsh'ən)
The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.
A conscious choice or decision.
The power or faculty of choosing; the will.