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voluntary

1. Law
a. acting or done without legal obligation, compulsion, or persuasion
b. made without payment or recompense in any form
2. (of the muscles of the limbs, neck, etc.) having their action controlled by the will
3. maintained or provided by the voluntary actions or contributions of individuals and not by the state
4. Music a composition or improvisation, usually for organ, played at the beginning or end of a church service
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Any statements or actions by the individual showing voluntariness of consent.
TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES TEST FOR VOLUNTARINESS OF A CONFESSION & HEIGHTENED JUDICIAL SCRUTINY OF JUVENILE CONFESSIONS
Voluntariness is an extremely contested concept in the law.
Historically, the admissibility of a confession turned on its voluntariness.
Several additional variables were included in the model to control for firm size, functional area, experience with mobile devices, respondent age, managerial responsibility, and voluntariness of adoption.
Additionally, employers should confirm that their wellness plans satisfy the criteria for voluntariness set forth in the final rules.
This principle is based on the voluntariness of the perpetrator.
separate and apart from a voluntariness determination, as a threshold to
A survey with closed-ended questions was administered to 279 mothers (139 Turkish mothers and 140 South Korean mothers) who were included in the study according to the principle of voluntariness.
competency assessment, disclosure of information and voluntariness.
On this account, there are set thresholds for competence, knowledge, and voluntariness that hold across all contexts.