from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Volition at its lowest level.
- n. A mere wish or inclination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The lowest degree of desire or volition, with no effort to act.
- n. A slight wish not followed by any effort to obtain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Volition in the weakest form; an indolent or inactive wish or inclination toward a thing, which leads to no energetic effort to obtain it: chiefly a scholastic term.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. volition in its weakest form
- n. a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
New Latin velleitās, from Latin velle, to wish; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin velleitās, from Latin velle ("wish, will"). (Wiktionary)