"volition" in the noun sense
1. volition, will
the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
"the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
2. volition, willing
the act of making a choice
"followed my father of my own volition"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License