What does the word voluntary mean?

Usage examples for voluntary

  1. As for the general expenses of the Roman Catholic worship, which in point of fact no more specially concern the Romans than they do the Champenois, a voluntary contribution made by one hundred and thirty- nine millions of men would amply provide for them. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  2. It was the first time he had ever seen a man take a voluntary bath in Surprise Rapids, he said. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  3. Surrounded by complete spiritual solitude, a voluntary outlaw from the practical thought of his time, the current of emotional and practical life which bore most of his contemporaries to affluence and popularity flowed entirely outside his mental boundary. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard