It seemed to have a vast inorganic life of its own, a volition and a whim.
Volition is surely an act of the mind, with which we are sufficiently acquainted.
She opened the outer door, and Mattie had no volition but to go.
Miss Georgie did not often send that last word of her own volition.
They talk about having faith, as if it could be done by an act of volition.