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involuntary

 [in-vol´un-tar″e]
performed independently of the will.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tār'ē), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of incontinent ("He was involuntary twice during the night").
1. Independent of the will; not volitional.
2. Contrary to the will.
[L. in- neg. + voluntarius, willing, fr. volo, to wish]

involuntary

/in·vol·un·tary/ (in-vol´un-tar″e)
1. independent of the will.
2. contrary to the will.

involuntary

(ĭn-vŏl′ən-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Acting or done without or against one's will: an involuntary participant in what turned out to be an argument.
2. Not subject to control of the volition: gave an involuntary start.

in·vol′un·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
in·vol′un·tar′i·ness n.

involuntary

[invol′ənter′ē]
Etymology: L, in, not, voluntas, will
occurring without conscious control or direction. See also autonomy.

manslaughter

Forensic medicine The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable, killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice. See Serial killer. Cf Murder.
Manslaughter  
Voluntary That which is committed voluntarily in a heat of passion
Involuntary That which occurs when a person commits an unlawful act that is not felonious or tending to cause great bodily harm, or when a person is committing a lawful act without due caution or requisite skill–eg a surgeon performing an operation while intoxicated, and inadvertently kills another

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
1. Independent of the will; not volitional.
2. Contrary to the will.

involuntary,

adj an action without conscious control.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
Independent of or contrary to the will.

involuntary,

adj performed independently of the will.

involuntary

performed independently of the will.

involuntary culling
see culling.
involuntary movement
includes convulsions and tremor and intermittent contractions of large muscle masses which result in movement of individual limbs or other parts of the body. See also stringhalt, chorea.
involuntary muscle
plain muscle, not under voluntary control.
involuntary nervous system
see autonomic nervous system.
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In May 2004, three weeks before the expiration of the three-year involuntary commitment order, police found the woman wandering the streets in a confused state and complaining of chest pains.
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