voluntarism[väl′ən tər iz′em]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- voluntary or willing participation in a course of action
- a doctrine or system based on such participation
- Philos. any theory which holds that reality is ultimately of the nature of will or that the will is the primary factor in experience
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The use of or reliance on voluntary action to maintain an institution, carry out a policy, or achieve an end.
- A theory or doctrine that regards the will as the fundamental principle of the individual or of the universe.
- volˈun·ta·rist noun
- volˌun·ta·risˈtic adjective