[vol-uh n-ter-ee] /ˈvɒl ənˌtɛr i/
done, made, brought about, undertaken, etc., of one’s own accord or by free choice:
a voluntary contribution.
of, relating to, or acting in accord with the will:
of, relating to, or depending on voluntary action:
Physiology. subject to or controlled by the will.
having the power of willing or choosing:
a voluntary agent.
proceeding from a natural impulse; spontaneous:
noun, plural voluntaries.
something done voluntarily.
a piece of music, frequently spontaneous and improvised, performed as a prelude to a larger work, especially a piece of organ music performed before, during, or after an office of the church.
performed, undertaken, or brought about by free choice, willingly, or without being asked: a voluntary donation
(of persons) serving or acting in a specified function of one’s own accord and without compulsion or promise of remuneration: a voluntary social worker
done by, composed of, or functioning with the aid of volunteers: a voluntary association
endowed with, exercising, or having the faculty of willing: a voluntary agent
arising from natural impulse; spontaneous: voluntary laughter
(of the muscles of the limbs, neck, etc) having their action controlled by the will
maintained or provided by the voluntary actions or contributions of individuals and not by the state: voluntary schools, the voluntary system
noun (pl) -taries
(music) a composition or improvisation, usually for organ, played at the beginning or end of a church service
work done without compulsion
(obsolete) a volunteer, esp in an army
late 14c. (implied in voluntarily), from Latin voluntarius “of one’s free will,” from voluntas “will,” from the ancient accusative singular present participle of velle “to wish” (see will (v.)). Originally of feelings, later also of actions (mid-15c.).
voluntary vol·un·tar·y (vŏl’ən-těr’ē)
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