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volition

noun [U]  /vəˈlɪʃ·ən, voʊ-/ fml us  
the power to make your own decisions: It was announced that he resigned of his own volition (= because he chose to), but I believe he was forced out.
Translations of “volition”
in Chinese (Traditional) 決斷能力, 意志力…
in Russian воля…
in Turkish istem, irade, kendiliğinden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 决断能力, 意志力…
in Polish wola…
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