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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]

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]
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The study aim was to explore the experience of clinical research nurses with respect to the informed consent process in RCTs, and to ascertain their strategies for ensuring patient voluntariness and understanding.
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Such inducements compromise voluntariness as potential subjects chose to participate in the study not for the sake of generation of knowledge but due to financial or other gains.11 However, here it is important to make distinction between compensation and inducement.
Accordingly, Long argues that the guiding principles for refugee repatriation set out by the international community--enshrining voluntariness, safety, and dignity (to which she adds "autonomy")--are not just aspirational goals, but requirements for the legitimate reconstitution of the social contract.
On both models, it is difficult to see how there can be a borderline region of competence, knowledge, and voluntariness, where consent is neither morally valid nor invalid.
(81) While the language in Brown had presented the Miranda factor together with the other three factors, the Dunaway Court made clear the proper order of the inquiry: "[Although a confession after proper Miranda warnings may be found 'voluntary' for purposes of the Fifth Amendment, this type of 'voluntariness' is merely a 'threshold requirement' for Fourth Amendment analysis.
Therefore, this careless dispensation considerably diminished the voluntariness of the confessional statement the appellant, it added.