- a person who freely enlist for military service
- composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a service or performance
When you choose to do something and are not made to do it.
Example: Jim's dad did voluntary work for Oxfam in his spare time.
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- (physiology) controlled by individual volition 2. [adj] - of your own free will or design 3. [n] - composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a service or performanceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=voluntary
Refers to activities of the body (or muscles) that are under conscious control, e.g., lifting the hand, moving the legs, etc.
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Voluntary: Done in accordance with the conscious will of the individual. The opposite of involuntary. The terms 'voluntary' and 'involuntary' apply to the human nervous system and its control over muscles. The nervous system is divided into two parts -- somatic and autonomic. The somatic nervous system operates muscles that are under voluntary cont...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18376
Something is voluntary when it is entered into without compulsion, as a result of the free choice of the person(s) concerned
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[ Latin voluntarius
, from voluntas
will, choice, from the root of velle
to will, present participle volens
; akin to English will
: confer French volontaire
, Of. also voluntaire
. See Will
, trans...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/35
; plural Voluntaries 1.
One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer. [ R.] Shak. 2. (Mus.)
A piece played by a musician, often extemporarily, according to his fancy; specifically, an organ solo played before, during, ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/35
Accomplished in accordance with the will. ... Origin: L. Voluntas = will ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performanceFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=voluntary
(vol´әn-tar″e) under the control of someone's will.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer. • (v. t.) Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of choice. • (v. t.) Free; without compulsion; according to the will, consent, or agreement, of a party; without consideration; gratuitous; without valuable consideration. • (n.) A piece played by ...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/voluntary/
(L. voluntas will) accomplished in accordance with the will.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio92.html
voluntary 1. Of feelings, etc.; arising or developing in the mind without external constraint; having a purely spontaneous origin or character. 2. Of actions performed or done of ones own free will, impulse, or choice; not constrained, prompted, or suggested by another.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2696/3
In music a voluntary is a piece of music, usually for organ, that is played as part of a church service. In English-speaking countries, the music played before and after the service is often called a `voluntary`, whether or not it is titled so. The title `voluntary` was often used by English composers during the late Renaissance, Ba...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_(music)
Willingly; done with one's consent; negligently. To render an act criminal or tortious it must be voluntary. If a man, therefore, kill another without a will on his part, while engaged in the performance of a lawful act, and having taken proper care to prevent it, he is not guilty of any crime. And if he commit an injury to the person or property.....Found on http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/u099.htm
Type: Term Pronunciation: vol′ŭn-tār′ē Definitions: 1. Relating or acting in obedience to the will; not obligatory.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=99393
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