Definitions of voluntary

  1. Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of choice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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 voluntaryism; as, a voluntary church, in distinction from an established or state church.
  6. a person who freely enlists for ( military) service
  7. One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer.
  8. A piece played by a musician, often extemporarily, according to his fancy; specifically, an organ solo played before, during, or after divine service.
  9. One who advocates voluntaryism.
  10. An organ solo played before, during, or after, a church service; any organ prelude.
  11. Voluntariness.
  12. One who does anything of his own free will: a piece of music played at will.
  13. Piece of music played at will.
  14. Any work or performance not compelled.
  15. An organ solo before, during, or after a religious service.
  16. One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer; one who maintains that the Church should be independent of the State and supported solely by the free- will offerings of her people, as well as free from all State interference; a piece played extemporarily, according to the musicians fancy; a composition for the organ. Voluntary conveyance, the transfer of property without any adequate consideration.
  17. One who does anything of his own free will; a piece of music played at will; one who supports the ordinances of religion by his own free will; a dissenter.
  18. Voluntarily.
  19. of your own free will or design; 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"
  20. controlled by individual volition; " voluntary motions"; " voluntary muscles"
  21. 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.
  22. Pertaining to the will; acting from choice or free will; intentional; as, the act of offense was voluntary, not accidental; not forced; as, his confession of guilt was voluntary; free; of one's own accord; controlled by one's own will or choice.
  23. Willing: acting by choice: free: proceeding from the will: subject to the will: done by design or without compulsion.
  24. Acting by choice; proceeding from the will; willing; free.
  25. Unconstrained; intentional; volitional; free.
  26. Possessing or exercising will.
  27. Subject to will, as a muscle or movement.
  28. Acting by choice, without being influenced or impelled by another; free, or not being under restraint; proceeding from choice or free will; acting with willingness; done with design; done freely; spontaneous; subject to the will; pertaining to voluntaryism.
  29. Acting from choice; proceeding from one's own will; done without compulsion.
  30. Subject to or regulated by the will; action of muscles.