voluntarism

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noun vol·un·ta·rism \ˈvä-lən-tə-ˌri-zəm\

Definition of voluntarism

  1. 1 :  the principle or system of doing something by or relying on voluntary action or volunteers

  2. 2 :  a theory that conceives will to be the dominant factor in experience or in the world

voluntarist

play \ˈvä-lən-tə-rist\ noun

voluntaristic

play \ˌvä-lən-tə-ˈris-tik\ adjective

1838

First Known Use of voluntarism

1838


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