Associations to the word «Voluntary»


VOLUNTARY, adjective. Done, given, or acting of one's own free will.
VOLUNTARY, adjective. Done by design or intention; intentional.
VOLUNTARY, adjective. Working or done without payment.
VOLUNTARY, adjective. Endowed with the power of willing.
VOLUNTARY, adjective. Of or relating to voluntarism.
VOLUNTARY, adverb. (obsolete) Voluntarily.
VOLUNTARY, noun. (music) A short piece of music, often having improvisation, played on a solo instrument
VOLUNTARY, noun. A volunteer
VOLUNTARY AGENT, noun. (legal) A person (also called gestor) who acts on behalf of another (dominus), without the latter's prior consent. Such agency is called negotiorum gestio.
VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, noun. Manslaughter resulting from an intentional act done without malice or premeditation and while in the heat of passion or on sudden provocation.
VOLUNTARY MUSCLE, noun. (muscle) Muscle that is normally controlled by individual volition; skeletal muscle.
VOLUNTARY MUSCLES, noun. Plural of voluntary muscle
VOLUNTARY WASTE, noun. (property law) Any structural change made to an estate in land that intentionally or negligently causes harm to the estate or depletes its resources, unless this depletion is a continuation of a pre-existing use.
VOLUNTARY WORK, noun. Work done voluntarily.

Dictionary definition

VOLUNTARY, noun. (military) a person who freely enlists for service.
VOLUNTARY, noun. Composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance.
VOLUNTARY, adjective. 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".
VOLUNTARY, adjective. Controlled by individual volition; "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche