Legal Definition and Related Resources of Voluntary

Meaning of Voluntary

Without compulsion; in the absence of fear or prejudice or hope of advantage held out by persons in authority. Lack or inadequacy of consideration. Also, an act done knowingly, wilfully.

Voluntary Alternative Definition

Willingly; done with one’s consent; negligently. Wolff. § 5.

Synonyms of Voluntary


  • conative
  • deliberate
  • designed
  • discretionary
  • effected by choice
  • elective
  • facultative
  • free
  • intended
  • intentional
  • offered
  • optional
  • purposeful
  • selfwilled
  • unaccidental
  • unbidden
  • uncoerced
  • uncompelled
  • unconstrained
  • unforced
  • unprompted
  • unrestrained
  • volens
  • volitient
  • volitional
  • volitionary
  • voluntarins
  • willful
  • without compulsion
  • without constraint Associated Concepts: voluntary abandonment
  • voluntary acceptance
  • voluntary act
  • voluntary agreement
  • voluntary appearance
  • voluntary assignment
  • voluntary confession
  • voluntary conveyance
  • voluntary discontinuance
  • voluntary dismissal
  • voluntary exposure
  • voluntary gift
  • voluntary grant
  • voluntary homocide
  • voluntary manslaughter
  • voluntary partition
  • voluntary payment
  • voluntary petition in bankruptcy
  • voluntary retirement
  • voluntary separation
  • voluntary statement
  • voluntary suspension
  • voluntary testimony
  • voluntary trust
  • voluntary waste

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Voluntary in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

In accordance with one’s own free will; without constraint or compulsion; spontaneous; free; chosen, intended; allowed, suffered.

Note: This legal definition of Voluntary in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Voluntary in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of voluntary.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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