Definition of voluntary :
1. A piece played by a musician, often extemporarily, according to his fancy; specifically, an organ solo played before, during, or after divine service.
2. Done by design or intention; intentional; purposed; intended; not accidental; as, if a man kills another by lopping a tree, it is not voluntary manslaughter.
3. Endowed with the power of willing; as, man is a voluntary agent.
4. Free; without compulsion; according to the will, consent, or agreement, of a party; without consideration; gratuitous; without valuable consideration.
5. Of or pertaining to the will; subject to, or regulated by, the will; as, the voluntary motions of an animal, such as the movements of the leg or arm ( in distinction from involuntary motions, such as the movements of the heart); the voluntary muscle fibers, which are the agents in voluntary motion.
6. One who advocates voluntaryism.
7. One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer.
8. Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of choice.
9. Unconstrained by the interference of another; unimpelled by the influence of another; not prompted or persuaded by another; done of his or its own accord; spontaneous; acting of one's self, or of itself; free.
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deliberate (part of speech: adjective)
willing (part of speech: adjective)
- He was looking at her with the first voluntary yielding of his whole self. - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
- Does it recognise any more authority than the master should exercise over his voluntary servants? - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- Exile will be a voluntary act:- You shall eat, drink, lodge, and dress as well as ever. - "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.