Normally, dogs and cats and humans seem to be guided by some kind of volition – but of course that may be flattering ourselves.
But then you have the women who go into the trade of their volition.
This particular bloke actually changed his name to Gayelord of his own volition!!!!
Did you tell her to come with you that day or was she there of her own volition?
No, she said, she had come to pray at the Kotel of her own volition, no one put her up to it.
Her voice had dropped almost to a whisper, and her arm, apparently of its own volition, had found its way to my neck.
The dove did not bring the olive branch of her own volition.
An act of volition produces motion in our limbs, or raises a new idea in our imagination.
He had resigned; but no resignation had ever appeared to have less of volition in it.
Wings have always been the symbol or attribute of volition, of mind, or of the spirit or air.
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.