nonvoluntary

adjective
non·​vol·​un·​tary | \ ˌnän-ˈvä-lən-ˌter-ē How to pronounce nonvoluntary (audio) \

Definition of nonvoluntary

: not voluntary : involuntary nonvoluntary layoffs a nonvoluntary muscle twitch nonvoluntary hospital admissions

Examples of nonvoluntary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the 59 CEOs who departed S&P 500 firms last year, 30.5% were let go on a nonvoluntary basis, up from 22.1% in 2017, according to the Conference Board's 2019 CEO Succession Practices report. Fortune, 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nonvoluntary

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonvoluntary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonvoluntary. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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