voluntary

(redirected from voluntarily)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to voluntarily: vindication, elusive, relinquish

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.
Mentioned in: Spinal Cord Injury

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Attorney General (AG) during the hearing of the case has informed the court that law of voluntarily returning the money is being amended.
Earlier this week, it emerged the Poundcafe, in St John's Shopping Centre, had closed voluntarily after environmental health officers found "hygiene issues".
The Administrator MCP has appreciated the voluntarily removal of the encroachments and said that the remaining traders of the city will also established the same precedent and will prove their peoplefriendly attitude.
Additionally, the company has authorised the voluntarily deregistration of its ordinary shares under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, upon which, it will cease filing reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Between 1982 and 1995, the proportion of 35-44-year-old women who were voluntarily childless rose from 5% to 9%; by 2002, it had declined to 7%.
In the court's opinion employees who chose not to relocate had voluntarily left their employment.
If the taxpayer voluntarily makes this change by filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, the change generally would qualify as an automatic change under Section 10.
32) Once advised, the suspect may waive those rights afforded by Miranda, provided that the waiver is made voluntarily, knowingly, and intelligently.
TEI believes that when a taxpayer has voluntarily disclosed an additional GST liability due upon importation of goods, the interest on that GST should be waived.
Information submitted voluntarily to the office about the security of computer systems, power plants, transportation infrastructure, banks, telecommunications, and any other facilities deemed critical to the U.
New legislation provides legal protections to hospitals and health care providers who voluntarily report medication errors to MedMARX, the U.
A joint report released on January 12, 2001, also indicated that the Board and the Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Office of Thrift Supervision (agencies) will consider ways to enhance their use of voluntarily issued subordinated debt in supervisory monitoring.