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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

(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.

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.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
Independent of or contrary to the will.
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Hanson, "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," visit https:// jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/ content/committed.
Having seen many involuntary patients undergo a change of heart after treatment, psychiatrist Alan Stone proposed the "Thank You Theory" of civil commitment: involuntary hospitalization can be justified by showing that the patient is grateful after recovering.
This divide is especially evident in rates of involuntary part-time work, which is one of the most common types of underemployment.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) notes that "involuntary part-time work comprises three groups: 1) individuals who usually work full time but who are working part time because of economic slack, 2) individuals who usually work part time but are working fewer hours in their part-time jobs because of economic slack and 3) those working part time because full-time work could not be found." Someone working as little as a few hours a week would be considered "employed" by the U.S.
It could be an involuntary response like the one when your leg jerks after being tapped on the knee.