1. [ adjective ] of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled

"man is a voluntary agent" "participation was voluntary" "voluntary manslaughter" "voluntary generosity in times of disaster" "voluntary social workers" "a voluntary confession"

Related terms: involuntary self-imposed free intentional by_choice volitional freewill unpaid uncoerced willing conscious
2. [ noun ] (military,work) a person who freely enlist for military service
Synonyms: volunteer military_volunteer
Related terms: draftee serviceman military
3. [ adjective ] (physiology) controlled by individual volition

"voluntary motions" "voluntary muscles"

Related terms: involuntary physiology
4. [ noun ] (music,fine art) composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a service or performance
Related terms: solo
Similar spelling:   voluntarily