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voluntary

adjective conative, deliberate, designed, discretionary, effected by choice, elective, facultative, free, intended, intentional, optional, purposeful, unaccidental, unbidden, uncoerced, uncompelled, unconstrained, unforced, unprompted, unrestrained, volens, volitient, volitional, volitionary, willful, without compulsion, without constraint
Associated concepts: voluntary abandonment, voluntary acceptance, voluntary act, voluntary agreement, voluntary appearance, voluntary assignment, voluntary confession, voluntary conveyance, voluntary discontinuance, voluntary dismissal, voluntary exposure, voluntary gift, voluntary grant, voluntary homocide, voluntary manslaughter, volunnary partition, voluntary payment, voluntary petition in bankruptcy, voluntary retirement, voluntary separation, voluntary statement, voluntary suspension, voluntary testiiony, voluntary trust, voluntary waste
See also: consenting, deliberate, gratis, gratuitous, spontaneous, unsolicited, willful, willing

VOLUNTARY. Willingly; done with one's consent; negligently. Wolff, Sec. 5.
     2. To render an act criminal or tortious it must be voluntary. If a man, therefore, kill another without a will on his part, while engaged in the performance of a lawful act, and having taken proper care to prevent it, he is not guilty of any crime. And if he commit an injury to the person or property of another, he is not liable for damages, unless the act has been voluntary or through negligence, as when a collision takes place between two ships without any fault in either. 2 Dobs. R. 83 3 Hagg. Adm. R. 320, 414.
     3. When the crime or injury happens in the performance of an unlawful act, the party will be considered as having acted voluntarily.
     4. A negligent escape permitted by an officer having the custody of a prisoner will be presumed as voluntary; under a declaration or count charging the escape to have been voluntary, the party will, therefore, be allowed to give a negligent escape in evidence. 1 Saund. 35, n. 1. So Will.

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ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disorder that affects primarily voluntary muscles.
Norregaard et al (17) suggested that lower voluntary muscle strength is partly attributable to lower central activation.
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Even more upsetting for Emma, whose husband Johnny Fitzpatrick is her primary carer, has been little Alanna's reaction to the disorder, which affects the cells that control voluntary muscle activity, including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body.
There is no cure for the fatal disease which causes progressive degeneration of the nerves that control voluntary muscle movement, weakness and wasting.
A Taser is an electroshock weapon designed to disrupt a target's voluntary muscle control.
ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is the progressive, fatal, neuromuscular condition that kills motor neurons -- the nerve cells in the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement -- causing muscle atrophy throughout the body.
The charge causes a loss of some voluntary muscle control, resulting in the subject falling to the ground or 'freezing'.
The electrical charge causes a loss of voluntary muscle control, resulting in the subject falling to the ground or ``freezing''.
In this disease, muscles suffer a vital loss of protein, and muscle fibers are replaced gradually by fat and connective tissue until, in the late stages of the disease, the voluntary muscle system becomes virtually useless.
The RP, as it is called, has been found by several researchers over the past 20 yeasr to begin up to a second or more before self-paced, apparently voluntary muscle movements.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord in control of voluntary muscle movement.

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