[vol-i-tnt, -tuh nt]
- engaged in or having the power of flight.
- active; moving.
Origin of volitant
1840–50; < Latin volitant- (stem of volitāns), present participle of volitāre to flutter, frequentative of volāre to fly; see -ant
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- flying or moving about rapidly
- capable of flying
C19: from Latin volitāre to flit, from volāre to fly