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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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A had been remarkably healthy until the development of his involuntary movements.
More injuries resulted from falls associated with propulsion, freezing, involuntary movement, and turning, indicating that specific motor symptoms leading to increased risk of falls are also associated with increased risk of injuries due to falls.
Seventeen of the golfers exhibited involuntary movements during putting.
Facial synkinesis is the involuntary movement of one set of muscles when the patient tries to move another set of muscles.
We were told there could be some involuntary movement after the life-support machine was turned off but we could not believe it as we watched his arm rise up straight in the air.
The concept of human security arose to deal with transnational issues such as infectious diseases and environmental problems as well as involuntary movement of people, including refugees and internally displaced persons, due to regional conflicts and economic factors, they said.
The primary endpoint in the Kinect 3 study is the mean change from baseline in the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) as assessed by blinded central raters.
Harry Miller, from Richmond, has nystagmus, a condition he was born with that causes distinctive involuntary movement of the eyes.
In the CUtLASS study, he noted, the mean score of subjects in the first-generation arm on the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) went from 1.
Dystonia is the name given to a type of involuntary movement caused by muscle rigidity.
The primary endpoint in the Kinect 3 study will be the mean change from baseline in the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) as assessed by blinded central raters.
London, July 11 ( ANI ): Wandering eyes are seen as a sign of disinterest or that the person is lying, but a new study has suggested that the involuntary movement occurs when people try and access their long-term memory.

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