She'd been trying for years to have his voluntary service revoked.
I was her only voluntary assassin. I traded her my soul for the life of a friend.
Such an appeal lay even in cases where there was a refusal to exercise voluntary jurisdiction (de Maillane, Dictionnaire du droit canonique, tit.
The voluntary jurisdiction as regards dispensations was kept for the Church.
In Great Britain the period of study is voluntary, and usually occupies only one year.
Service is nominally voluntary, though it appears that a certain amount of compulsion is exercised.
The cult was supported mainly by voluntary contribution.
Lived in voluntary poverty on a few pence a day.
Medieval gilds were voluntary associations formed for the mutual aid and protection of their members.
He writes how in Europe when there is a problem, people turn to the government to solve it, but in America, they form what he calls "voluntary associations"—what we might term charities and nonprofits.
That notwithstanding, de Tocqueville's "voluntary associations" are still alive and well in the United States.
It is a shame that de Tocqueville's voluntary associations aren't more prominent around the world today—but in the future, they may be.
In the United States, de Tocqueville's voluntary associations still do the job and anyone willing to make her way to a church or food pantry and say she is hungry will not leave empty handed.
Voluntary acceptance of shared practices is not a surrender of autonomy.
The unmeaning babblings of the infant were becoming day by day conscious and voluntary signs of what she felt and thought.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster: for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported myself by voluntary subscription.
The actions of Napoleon and Alexander, on whose words the event seemed to hang, were as little voluntary as the actions of any soldier who was drawn into the campaign by lot or by conscription.
This unexpected and, as it seemed to Nicholas, quite voluntary letter from Sonya freed him from the knot that fettered him and from which there had seemed no escape.