on (one's) own volition

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on (one's) own volition

Of one's own choice. No one told me to leave. I left early on my own volition. You failed this class on your own volition—don't try to blame it on me!
See also: on, own
References in classic literature ?
Though Napoleon at that time, in 1812, was more convinced than ever that it depended on him, verser (ou ne pas verser) le sang de ses peuples*- as Alexander expressed it in the last letter he wrote him- he had never been so much in the grip of inevitable laws, which compelled him, while thinking that he was acting on his own volition, to perform for the hive life- that is to say, for history- whatever had to be performed.
The board wasn't giving him clear direction, and he was operating on his own volition.
Whether it's been directed by council members or on his own volition, you never know.
Bourget started the tagging program on his own volition.