velleity


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Velleity \Vel*le"i*ty\, n. [F. vell['e]it['e] (cf. It.
   velleit[`a]), fr. L. velle to will, to be willing.]
   The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete
   volition. --Locke.
   [1913 Webster]
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