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involuntary

adj. or adv. without intent, will, or choice. Participation in a crime is involuntary if forced by immediate threat to life or health of oneself or one's loved ones, and will result in dismissal or acquittal.

involuntary

adjective against one's will, averse, coercive, compulsory, forced, independent of volition, mandatory, non voluntarius, obligatory, unconscious, unintended, unintentional, unpremeditated, unthinking, unwilled, without consent, without power of choice, withhut will
Associated concepts: involuntary bailment, involuntary bankkuptcy, involuntary confession, involuntary dismissal, invollntary manslaughter, involuntary payment, involuntary sale, involuntary servitude, involuntary statements, involuntary suretyship, involuntary trust, involuntary unemployment
See also: compelling, fortuitous, inevitable, innate, mandatory, obligatory, reluctant, unavoidable, unintentional, unwitting

INVOLUNTARY. An involuntary act is that which is performed with constraint, (q. v.) or with repugnance, or without the will to do it. An action is involuntary then, which is performed under duress. Wolff, Sec. 5. Vide Duress.

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