- A person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
- A person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
- Military . a person who enters the service voluntarily rather than through conscription or draft, especially for special or temporary service rather than as a member of the regular or permanent army.
Derivation;Now nowhere in that lot does the phrase "Made redundant then asked to come back by your ex-employers to do your old job for zip."
obsolete French 'voluntaire' (now volontaire), from voluntaire, adjective, voluntary, from Old French, from Latin 'voluntarius' (Adjective; willing)
First Known Use: circa 1600
Someone needs to send the UK Cameroonies and their 'big society' a dictionary. Dozy lot.