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voluntaryism

[vol-uh n-ter-ee-iz-uh m] /ˈvɒl ənˌtɛr iˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
voluntarism (def 2).
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; voluntary + -ism
Related forms
voluntaryist, noun
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voluntaryism

/ˈvɒləntərɪˌɪzəm; -trɪ-/
noun
1.
the principle of supporting churches, schools, and various other institutions by voluntary contributions rather than with state funds
2.
any system based on this principle
Derived Forms
voluntaryist, voluntarist, noun
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