Definition of voluntaryism in English:


Line breaks: vol¦un¦tary|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈvɒlənt(ə)rɪˌɪz(ə)m


Less common term for voluntarism (sense 1).
More example sentences
  • With voluntaryism and self-improvement went self-respect, a code of honesty and a sense of respectability.
  • It seems to me that the left-anarchist is too ready to confuse voluntaryism with mainstream economics.
  • Others felt that given the lack of voluntaryism, an incentives approach would have been better.



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  • From time to time, you may like to talk with family and friends about your voluntaryist beliefs.
  • This ordinance was also bitterly opposed by voluntaryists in the council and throughout the colony, but in 1848 it came into operation for three years.
  • ‘I am a voluntaryist,’ the man said, tripping slightly over the awkward term.

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