Found 3 items, similar to Voluntary.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj 1: of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled;
“man is a voluntary agent”
; “participation was
; “voluntary manslaughter”
generosity in times of disaster”
; “voluntary social
; “a voluntary confession”
2: controlled by individual volition; “voluntary motions”
n 1: (military) a person who freely enlists for service [syn: volunteer
] [ant: draftee
2: composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument
(especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a
service or performance
English → English
, n.; pl. 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, or after divine service.
3. (Eccl.) One who advocates voluntaryism.
, a. [L. voluntarius, fr. voluntas will,
choice, from the root of velle to will, p. pr. volens; akin
to E. will: cf. F. volontaire, Of. also voluntaire. See
, v. t., and cf. Benevolent
1. Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of
That sin or guilt pertains exclusively to voluntary
action is the true principle of orthodoxy. --N. W.
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.
Our voluntary service he requires. --Milton.
She fell to lust a voluntary prey. --Pope.
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. (Physiol.) 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.
5. Endowed with the power of willing; as, man is a voluntary
God did not work as a necessary, but a voluntary,
agent, intending beforehand, and decreeing with
himself, that which did outwardly proceed from him.
6. (Law) Free; without compulsion; according to the will,
consent, or agreement, of a party; without consideration;
gratuitous; without valuable consideration.
7. (Eccl.) Of or pertaining to voluntaryism; as, a voluntary
church, in distinction from an established or state
or Voluntary oath
(Law), an affidavit
or oath made in an extrajudicial matter.
(Law), a conveyance without valuable
(Law), the escape of a prisoner by the
express consent of the sheriff.
. (Eng. Eccl. Law) See Contentious jurisdiction
, under Contentious
. (Law) See Waste
, n., 4.
Syn: See Spontaneous