Definitions for voluntariness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vol•un•tar•y*ˈvɒl ənˌtɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-tar•ies.
(adj.)done, made, brought about, or undertaken of one's own accord or by free choice:
a voluntary contribution.
of, pertaining to, or acting in accord with the will.
of, pertaining to, or depending on voluntary action:
done by or composed of volunteers.
Law. acting or done without compulsion or obligation. done by intention, and not by accident: made without valuable consideration:
a voluntary settlement.
subject to or controlled by the will.
having the power of willing or choosing:
a voluntary agent.
proceeding from a natural impulse; spontaneous.
(n.)someone or something voluntary.
a piece of music performed as a prelude to a larger work, esp. an organ piece performed before, during, or after a church service.
Category: Music and Dance
* Syn: See deliberate.
Origin of voluntary:
1350–1400; < L voluntārius, der. of volunt(ās) willingness, inclination, der. of velle to want, wish; see will1, -ent )
The condition of being voluntary
the quality or state of being voluntary; spontaneousness; specifically, the quality or state of being free in the exercise of one's will
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