Adjective: voluntary 'vó-lun,te-ree [N. Amer], 'vó-lun-t(u-)ree [Brit]
Noun: voluntary 'vó-lun,te-ree [N. Amer], 'vó-lun-t(u-)ree [Brit]
- 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"
- (physiology) controlled by individual volition
"voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles"
- (military) a person who freely enlists for service
- volunteer, military volunteer
- Composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance
Derived forms: voluntaries
See also: conscious, freewill, intended, self-imposed, uncoerced, unforced, unpaid, volunteer, wilful [Brit, Cdn], willful [N. Amer], willing
Type of: man, military man, military personnel, serviceman, servicewoman, solo