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voluntary

 [vol´un-tār″e]
accomplished in accordance with the will.

vol·un·tar·y

(vol'ŭn-tār'ē),
Relating or acting in obedience to the will; not obligatory.
[L. voluntarius, fr. voluntas, will, fr. volo, to wish]

voluntary

/vol·un·tary/ (vol´un-tar″e) accomplished in accordance with the will.

voluntary

[vol′ənter′ē]
Etymology: L, voluntas, inclination
referring to an action or thought originated, undertaken, controlled, or accomplished as a result of a person's free will or choice.

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

vol·un·tar·y

(vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
Relating or acting in obedience to the will; not obligatory.
[L. voluntarius, fr. voluntas, will, fr. volo, to wish]

Voluntary

An action or thought undertaken or controlled by a person's free will or choice.
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vol·un·tar·y

(vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
Relating or acting in obedience to the will; not obligatory.
[L. voluntarius, fr. voluntas, will, fr. volo, to wish]

voluntary

accomplished in accordance with the will.

voluntary culling
culling by decision of the farmer to accommodate the farm's management plan. See also culling.
voluntary muscle
skeletal muscle; controlled by cerebral cortical centers.
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The council is currently engaged in a tendering process to identify a service provider which can deliver support services such as training and funding to voluntary and community groups in the area from October.
The Voluntary Bar Center is an information hub for its users with a database of available Web site links for statewide voluntary bars and contact information for association officers.
Aquinas's full account of non-voluntary acts is terse and ambiguous and seems to contradict his fuller, more articulate, and philosophically rich views on voluntary and involuntary acts.
The government was highly praised by many voluntary sector leaders for that gift, but we expressed doubts about this "reform" to the tax laws.
A Who's Who of voluntary services on Tyneside has been published to highlight the area's selfless side.
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Likewise, they will ensure airmen are aware of the current voluntary separation initiatives.
In financial statements prepared on the accrual basis of accounting, employers should recognize a liability and expense for voluntary termination benefits (for example, early-retirement incentives) when the offer is accepted and the amount can be estimated.
Voluntary work is vital for Birmingham's future growth, a Government advisor said last night.
Voluntary and individual benefits are an excellent way to fill this gap.