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  • n. The condition of being voluntary

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being voluntary; spontaneousness; specifically, the quality or state of being free in the exercise of one's will.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being voluntary, or endowed with the power of willing, choosing, or determining; the state or character of being produced voluntarily.


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  • The Justice Department, however, has testified that the position of the administration is that the standard for admission of evidence must be "voluntariness," and that coerced evidence should not be admissible before the military commissions.

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  • "I take a very suspicious view of 'voluntariness' in these issues."

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  • This kind of voluntariness amounts to freedom from interference or coercion.

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  • She used a wonderful expression, referring to the "voluntariness" of her life.

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  • Shanks, however, held that "voluntariness," as used in the IUPAA, means simply the absence of duress or undue influence.

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  • Instead of requiring the courts to continue the "voluntariness" inquiry,

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  • But such language of "voluntariness" is a modern invention.

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  • When Clarke appeared as a guest on Meet the Press on March 28, 2004, Russert noted the White House had been aggressive in attacking Clarke’s credibility and had identified Clarke as the source for the background briefing — without indicating any concern about the "voluntariness" of the waiver, in which Clarke apparently played no role.

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  • "voluntariness" of prostitution varies tremendously with the location.

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