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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of choice.

2. (v. t.) Unconstrained by the interference of another; unimpelled by the influence of another; not prompted or persuaded by another; done of his or its own accord; spontaneous; acting of one's self, or of itself; free.

3. (v. t.) Done by design or intention; intentional; purposed; intended; not accidental; as, if a man kills another by lopping a tree, it is not voluntary manslaughter.

4. (v. t.) of or pertaining to the will; subject to, or regulated by, the will; as, the voluntary motions of an animal, such as the movements of the leg or arm (in distinction from involuntary motions, such as the movements of the heart); the voluntary muscle fibers, which are the agents in voluntary motion.

5. (v. t.) Endowed with the power of willing; as, man is a voluntary agent.

6. (v. t.) Free; without compulsion; according to the will, consent, or agreement, of a party; without consideration; gratuitous; without valuable consideration.

7. (v. t.) of or pertaining to voluntarism; as, a voluntary church, in distinction from an established or state church.

8. (n.) One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer.

9. (n.) A piece played by a musician, often extemporarily, according to his fancy; specifically, an organ solo played before, during, or after divine service.

10. (n.) One who advocates voluntarism.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VOLUNTARY

vol'-un-ta-ri: For the sake of variety the King James Version in Leviticus 7:16 Ezekiel 46:12 (bis) has rendered nedhabhah, by "voluntary offering" instead of the usual "freewill offering" (so the Revised Version (British and American)). The words "of his own voluntary will" in Leviticus 1:3 the King James Version are a pure gloss, properly omitted in the Revised Version (British and American), as they represent nothing in the Hebrew text. 1 Maccabees 2:42 has "voluntarily" as part of the translation of hekousiazo, the Revised Version (British and American) "willingly."

Greek
1595. hekousios -- of free will, voluntary
... of free will, voluntary. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hekousios Phonetic
Spelling: (hek-oo'-see-on) Short Definition: willing, voluntary ...
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1635. hekon -- of one's own free will, voluntary
... of one's own free will, voluntary. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hekon
Phonetic Spelling: (hek-own') Short Definition: willing, willingly Definition ...
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1479. ethelothreskia -- self-willed (arbitrary and unwarranted) ...
... voluntary worship. From ethelo and threskeia; voluntary (arbitrary and unwarranted)
piety, ie Sanctimony -- will worship. see GREEK ethelo. see GREEK threskeia. ...
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1401. doulos -- a slave
... From deo; a slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently,
therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) -- bond(-man ...
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1248. diakonia -- service, ministry
... sense: service, ministration. Cognate: 1248 -- ; active service, done
with a willing (voluntary) attitude. See 1249 (). For the ...
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4623. siopao -- to be silent
... silence, ie A hush; properly, muteness, ie Involuntary stillness, or inability to
speak; and thus differing from sige, which is rather a voluntary refusal or ...
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210. akon -- unwilling
... 210 (from 1 "not" and 1635 , "willing, in voluntary accord") -- properly,
willing, needing to be (used only in 1 Cor 9:17). [210 ...
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1398. douleuo -- to be a slave, to serve
... be in bondage, do service. From doulos; to be a slave to (literal or figurative,
involuntary or voluntary) -- be in bondage, (do) serve(-ice). see GREEK doulos. ...
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3521. nesteia -- fasting, a fast
... fasting. From nesteuo; abstinence (from lack of food, or voluntary and religious);
specially, the fast of the Day of Atonement -- fast(-ing). see GREEK nesteuo. ...
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830. authairetos -- self-chosen, ie of one's own accord
... of own accord. From autos and the same as hairetizo; self-chosen, ie (by implication)
voluntary -- of own accord, willing of self. see GREEK autos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7522. ratson -- goodwill, favor, acceptance, will
... they pleased (1), will (3). be acceptable, delight, desire, favor, good pleasure,
own, self, voluntary will, as. Or ratson {raw-tsone ...
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5071. nedabah -- voluntariness, freewill offering
... willingly (1). freewill offering, freely, plentiful, voluntary, offering, willingly,
offering. From nadab; properly (abstractly) spontaneity ...
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8002. shelem -- a sacrifice for alliance or friendship, peace ...
... peace offering. From shalam; properly, requital, ie A (voluntary) sacrifice in thanks --
peace offering. see HEBREW shalam. 8001, 8002. shelem. 8003 . ...
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4503. minchah -- a gift, tribute, offering
... meaning to apportion, ie Bestow; a donation; euphemistically, tribute; specifically
a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary) -- gift, oblation ...
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5081. nadib -- inclined, generous, noble
... From nadab; properly, voluntary, ie Generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee
(sometimes a tyrant) -- free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing ...
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Library

Whether this Punishment is Voluntary?
... OF THE QUALITY OF SOULS WHO EXPIATE ACTUAL SIN OR ITS PUNISHMENT IN PURGATORY
(SIX ARTICLES) Whether this punishment is voluntary? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether this punishment is voluntary.htm

Concerning what is Voluntary and what is Involuntary.
... Chapter XXIV."Concerning what is Voluntary and what is Involuntary. ... For that which
is voluntary is the result neither of force nor of ignorance [1871] . ...
/.../exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter xxiv concerning what is voluntary.htm

Voluntary Suffering
... Sermon XVIII Voluntary Suffering. Voluntary Suffering ... We may observe from the words,
that the humiliation of MESSIAH was voluntary, and that it was extreme. I. ...
/.../newton/messiah vol 1/sermon xviii voluntary suffering.htm

Whether There is Anything Voluntary in Irrational Animals?
... TREATISE ON HUMAN ACTS: ACTS PECULIAR TO MAN (QQ -21)OF THE VOLUNTARY AND THE
INVOLUNTARY (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether there is anything voluntary in irrational ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether there is anything voluntary 2.htm

Whether the Notional Acts are Voluntary?
... OF THE PERSONS IN REFERENCE TO THE NOTIONAL ACTS (SIX ARTICLES) Whether
the notional acts are voluntary? Objection 1: It would seem ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the notional acts are 2.htm

Whether There is Anything Voluntary in Human Acts?
... TREATISE ON HUMAN ACTS: ACTS PECULIAR TO MAN (QQ -21)OF THE VOLUNTARY AND THE
INVOLUNTARY (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether there is anything voluntary in human acts? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether there is anything voluntary.htm

Voluntary Heroism. March 30.
... Voluntary Heroism. March 30. Any man or woman, in any age and under any circumstances,
who will, can live the heroic life and exercise heroic influences. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /voluntary heroism march 30.htm

The Death of Christ Voluntary. How the Mediator of Life Subdued ...
... Book IV. Chapter 13."The Death of Christ Voluntary. How the Mediator of
Life Subdued the Mediator of Death. How the Devil Leads ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 13 the death of christ.htm

Whether the Judicial Power Corresponds to Voluntary Poverty?
... OF THOSE WHO WILL JUDGE AND OF THOSE WHO WILL BE JUDGED AT THE GENERAL JUDGMENT
(EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether the judicial power corresponds to voluntary poverty? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the judicial power corresponds.htm

Whether Voluntary Death Should be Sought in Order to Avoid Sin.
... The City of God.Book I. Chapter 27."Whether Voluntary Death Should Be Sought
in Order to Avoid Sin. There remains one reason for ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 27 whether voluntary death should.htm

Thesaurus
Voluntary (17 Occurrences)
... vt) Done by design or intention; intentional; purposed; intended; not accidental;
as, if a man kills another by lopping a tree, it is not voluntary manslaughter ...
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Voluntary-offerings (4 Occurrences)
Voluntary-offerings. Voluntary-offering, Voluntary-offerings. Volunteer .
Multi-Version Concordance Voluntary-offerings (4 Occurrences). ...
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Voluntary-offering (2 Occurrences)
Voluntary-offering. Voluntary, Voluntary-offering. Voluntary-offerings .
Multi-Version Concordance Voluntary-offering (2 Occurrences). ...
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Volunteer (2 Occurrences)
... but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers;
-- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the ...
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Voluntarily (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a voluntary manner; of one's own will;
spontaneously. Multi-Version Concordance Voluntarily (6 Occurrences). ...
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Taxing (3 Occurrences)
...Voluntary presents were given by the less to the more powerful in return
for protection or other advantages. These are really ominous ...
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Tax (43 Occurrences)
...Voluntary presents were given by the less to the more powerful in return
for protection or other advantages. These are really ominous ...
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Abstinence (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Voluntary forbearance of an action, especially the refraining from an
indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual ...
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Freewill (27 Occurrences)
... A spontaneous gift (Exodus 35:29), a voluntary sacrifice (Leviticus 22:23; Ezra
3:5), as opposed to one in consequence of a vow, or in expiation of some offence ...
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Consent (34 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed
by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission. ...
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Concordance
Voluntary (17 Occurrences)

Colossians 2:18
Let no one rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Colossians 2:23
(which have indeed an appearance of wisdom in voluntary worship, and humility, and harsh treatment of the body, not in a certain honour,) to the satisfaction of the flesh.
(DBY)

Philemon 1:14
Only I wished to do nothing without your consent, so that his kind action of yours might not be done under pressure, but might be a voluntary one.
(WEY)

Exodus 35:29
The children of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah, every man and woman whose heart prompted them to bring for all manner of work, which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.
(DBY)

Exodus 36:3
And they took from Moses every heave-offering that the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it. And they still brought him voluntary offerings morning by morning.
(DBY)

Leviticus 1:3
If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.
(KJV WBS)

Leviticus 7:16
But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:
(KJV DBY WBS)

Leviticus 22:18
Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the sojourners in Israel, that presenteth his offering for any of his vows, and for any of his voluntary offerings, which they present to Jehovah as a burnt-offering,
(DBY)

Leviticus 22:23
A bullock and a sheep that hath a member too long or too short, that mayest thou offer as a voluntary offering; but as a vow it shall not be accepted.
(DBY)

Leviticus 23:38
besides the sabbaths of Jehovah, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your voluntary offerings, which ye give to Jehovah.
(DBY)

2 Chronicles 35:8
And his princes gave a voluntary heave-offering for the people, for the priests, and for the Levites: Hilkijah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave to the priests for the passover-offerings two thousand six hundred small cattle and three hundred oxen;
(DBY)

Ezra 1:4
And whosoever remains in any place where he sojourns, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, besides the voluntary offering for the house of God which is at Jerusalem.
(DBY)

Ezra 3:5
and afterwards the continual burnt-offering, and those of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of Jehovah that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a voluntary offering to Jehovah.
(DBY)

Ezra 7:16
and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, besides the voluntary offering of the people, and of the priests, who offer willingly for the house of their God which is at Jerusalem.
(DBY)

Ezra 8:28
And I said to them, Ye are holy unto Jehovah; the vessels also are holy; and the silver and the gold is a voluntary offering to Jehovah the God of your fathers.
(DBY)

Ezekiel 46:12
Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Amos 4:5
and burn a thank-offering with leaven, and proclaim, publish, voluntary offerings: for this pleaseth you, children of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah.
(DBY)

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Consent (34 Occurrences)

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Free (454 Occurrences)

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Thank-offering (5 Occurrences)

Treatment (6 Occurrences)

Termination (5 Occurrences)

Trance (7 Occurrences)

Tiberius (1 Occurrence)

Rob (27 Occurrences)

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Performance (6 Occurrences)

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Accord (43 Occurrences)

Action (21 Occurrences)

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