A great deal often depends, and in such a case as this, everything depends, on the voluntariness of the ornament.
If the slave were willing to be a slave, his voluntariness, so far from lessening the guilt of the "owner," aggravates it.
Whether the form of voluntariness continues or force is resorted to slavery still is slavery.
We infer the voluntariness of the servants of the Patriarchs from the impossibility of their having been held against their wills.
The voluntariness of this street watering constitutes its witchery.
The purity and voluntariness of him who sacrifices himself are here the main things.
To have the quality of voluntariness an act must be consciously performed with a particular end in view.
And this freedom cannot be merely the freedom of simple spontaneity or voluntariness.
We infer the voluntariness of the servants of the Patriarchs from the impossibility of their being held against their wills.
We argue the voluntariness of servants from their peculiar opportunities and facilities for escape.
late 14c. (implied in voluntarily), from Latin voluntarius "of one's free will," from voluntas "will," from the ancient accusative singular present participle of velle "to wish" (see will (v.)). Originally of feelings, later also of actions (mid-15c.).
voluntary vol·un·tar·y (vŏl'ən-těr'ē)
Arising from or acting on one's own free will.
Normally controlled by or subject to individual volition, as of respiration.
Capable of making choices; having the faculty of will.