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Adjective
/ˈvälənˌterē/,
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Done, given, or acting of one's own free will,
  1. Done, given, or acting of one's own free will
    • - we are funded by voluntary contributions
  2. Working, done, or maintained without payment
    • - a voluntary helper
  3. Supported by contributions rather than taxes or fees
    • - voluntary hospitals
  4. Under the conscious control of the brain

  5. (of a conveyance or disposition) Made without return in money or other consideration

Noun
  1. An organ solo played before, during, or after a church service

  2. A piece of music performed extempore, esp. as a prelude to other music, or composed in a free style


  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"
  2. volunteer: (military) a person who freely enlists for service
  3. composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance
  4. (voluntarily) out of your own free will; "he voluntarily submitted to the fingerprinting"
  5. In music a voluntary is a piece of music, usually for organ, which is played as part of a church service. The music that an organist plays before and after a service is always called a voluntary.
  6. A short piece of music, often having improvisation, played on a solo instrument; A volunteer; Done, given, or acting of one's own free will; Working or done without payment
  7. (Voluntarily) Colonel John Stapp in 1954 sustained 46.2 g in a rocket sled, while conducting research on the effects of human deceleration. See Martin Voshell (2004), 'High Acceleration and the Human Body'. John Stapp rides the rocket sled at Edwards Air Force Base. ...
  8. any action not influenced by coercion or fraud perpetrated by any human agency
  9. Free of coercion, duress, or undue inducement. Used in the research context to refer to a subject's decision to participate (or to continue to participate) in a research activity.
  10. voluntary actions are things that people do without being made to do them, or without being paid to do them. Volunteering to walk or bike to the store on an Ozone Action! Day is a good example of this. ...
  11. participation is not mandated by state law or regulations.
  12. Usually refers to the item the organist plays at the end of the service. Should be considered as part of the service - listen, don't chat!
  13. Actions taken exercising free will, without compulsion, without legal obligation, without expectation of return or profit.
  14. It is considered unethical to compel anyone to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It should always be taken voluntarily.^[32]
  15. opening devices:  terminal devices that are opened by body motion and closed by elastic bands or springs.
  16. You're there because you choose to be, it's the best alternative.
  17. A flush far removed from the dog and handler.
  18. upon a sudden impulse. (example: a quarrel erupts into a fist-fight in which one of the           participants is killed.)
  19. sexual intercourse between a married person and another person who is not their married spouse. In most countries, this is a legal ground for divorce,  in part. The person who seduces another's spouse is known as the "adulterer." In old English law, this was also known as criminal conversation.
  20. work is done by volunteers for the benifit of a community or society.
  21. In the absence of valuable consideration.
  22. This describes every citizen’s submission to our proud leftist programme. So-called “voluntary” interactions in the “free market” system are really coerced by hypnotic advertising and the predatory behavior of capitalist swindlers exploiting the basic needs of consumers.
  23. adj.  acting,done or given willingly
  24. [JR/LP] p. 162 re: abiding by religious practices – clearly the text interprets voluntary in the following sense: affirming one’s religion is voluntary when all of the surrounding conditions are reasonable, or fair
  25. a keyboard piece in a free style; an organ solo played before and after an Anglican church service