- military volunteer
Other Word Forms of Voluntary
Origin of Voluntary
From Middle English *voluntarie, from Old French volontaire, from Latin voluntarius (“willing, of free will"), from voluntas (“will, choice, desire"), from volens, present participle of velle (“to will").
Middle English from Latin voluntārius from voluntās choice from velle vol- to wish wel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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