volitive

[ vol-i-tiv ]
/ ˈvɒl ɪ tɪv /

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by volition.
Grammar. expressing a wish or permission: a volitive construction.

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Origin of volitive

First recorded in 1650–60; volit(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM volitive

un·vol·i·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for volitive

volitive
/ (ˈvɒlɪtɪv) /

adjective

of, relating to, or emanating from the will
grammar another word for desiderative
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