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vol·un·tar·y / ˈvälənˌterē/ • adj. done, given, or acting of one's own free will: we are funded by voluntary contributions. ∎  working, done, or maintained without payment: a voluntary helper. ∎  supported by contributions rather than taxes or fees: voluntary hospitals. ∎  Physiol. under the conscious control of the brain. ∎ Law (of a conveyance or disposition) made without return in money or other consideration. • n. (pl. -tar·ies) an organ solo played before, during, or after a church service. ∎ hist. a piece of music performed extempore, esp. as a prelude to other music, or composed in a free style. DERIVATIVES: vol·un·tar·i·ly / ˌvälənˈte(ə)rəlē; ˈvälənˌter-/ adv.vol·un·tar·i·ness n.

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voluntary adj. XIV; sb. piece of music selected by an organist to be played e.g. while a congregation departs XVIII. — (partly after (O)F. volontaire, †voluntaire) L. voluntārius, f. voluntās will, for *voluntitās, f. prp. form of the same type as eunt- going (f. volō I WILL2) + tās -TY2; see -ARY.
So volunteer one who voluntarily offers his services, orig. mil. XVII. — F. volontaire — L. voluntārius; the suffix was assim. to -IER2 and (later) -EER. Hence volunteering XVII; whence by back-formation volunteer vb. XVIII.

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voluntary.
1. Org. solo at beginning and end of Anglican church service, sometimes but not necessarily extemporized.

2.   In 16th cent., applied to extemporized instr. comp. See also trumpet tune or voluntary.

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voluntary Controlled by conscious thought. See voluntary muscle. Compare involuntary.

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