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voluntary meaning and definition

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Definition of voluntary (noun)

  1. (military) a person who freely enlists for service
  2. composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance

VOLUNTARY adjective

Definition of voluntary (adjective)

  1. of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled
    • "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession"
    • antonym: involuntary
  2. controlled by individual volition
    • "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles"
    • antonym: involuntary
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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