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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In the early hours of Wednesday, 26 passengers were asked to voluntarily exit after the Air France flight suffered a "technical problem" at the New Delhi airport.
'Most importantly, the age range of 15-35 years is to ensure the leadership transition takes place voluntarily, smoothly and does not kill more youth organisations at the grassroots level because it involves leadership and management issues.
Three-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Thursday conducted hearing of suo motu notice case pertaining to powers of NAB with regard to voluntarily returning the money got through corruption.
He observed that if a government employee voluntarily returned the amount then what procedure was to be adopted.
'In the meantime, we maintain our suggestion that those who seek public offices in the 2019 elections voluntarily submit themselves to drug testing for this is an initial step towards equipping our electorate with substantial information as they exercise their right of suffrage,' he said.
Furthermore, some encroachers removed their encroachment themselves voluntarily including sheds and an illegal kitchen setup by a famous food outlet.
Furthermore, some encroachers left the area voluntarily and sheds and an illegal kitchen established by Dainty Foods were removed.
In a statement sent to The Manila Bulletin late Wednesday afternoon, the 10th ID PAO acting officer said the surrenderees, one of them a squad commander of the 2nd Squad, Guerilla Front 2 SRC 2 of the CPP-NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Committee, voluntarily gave up themselves to field troops of the 10th ID at 8 o'clock in the morning last Wednesday (Aug.
Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (OTCQX:FSAM) declared on Wednesday that it has decided to voluntarily move its class A common stock from the OTCQX US Market, operated by OTC Markets Inc and list these for trading on the Pink Market, also operated by OTC Markets.
The letter read, 'I hereby voluntarily retire from the Bench of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with effect from 6th December 2017.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "A teenage boy has today voluntarily attended a police station in Liverpool in connection with the fatal road traffic collision in Walton.
The Paradise Street dining spot, which closed voluntarily, left signs on its doors apologising for the inconvenience caused.