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WOTD 7-27

Posted by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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volition \voh-LISH-un\

DEFINITION noun
1: an act of making a choice or decision; also : a choice or decision made
2: the power of choosing or determining : will

DID YOU KNOW?
"Volition" ultimately derives from the Latin verb "velle," meaning "to will" or "to wish." (The adjective "voluntary" descends from the same source.) English speakers borrowed the term from French in the 17th century, using it at first to mean "an act of choosing." Its earliest known English use appeared in Thomas Jackson's 1615 Commentaries upon the Apostle's Creed: "That such acts, again, as they appropriate to the will, and call volitions, are essentially and formally intellections, is most evident." The second sense of "volition," meaning "the power to choose," had developed by the mid-18th century.





by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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natesmom1228
by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:21 AM

I have never heard of this one. Thanks

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:28 AM

I learned about "volition" in college. In OT, The Model of Human Occupation is based on the elements of volition (process by which people do what they choose to do), habituation(habits and routines) and performance capacity(mental, physical and sensory capabilites)

Wow thanks for the refresher,lol.

itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM

TFS

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