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Definition of voluntary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

voluntary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈvɒləntri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːlənteri//
 
Pieces of music
 
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(pl. voluntaries) a piece of music played before, during or after a church service, usually on an organ See related entries: Pieces of music Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French volontaire or Latin voluntarius, from voluntas ‘will’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: voluntary