American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Involuntary

INVOL’UNTARY, a. [L. in and voluntarius. See Voluntary.]

1. Not having will or choice; unwilling.

2. Independent of will or choice. The motion of the heart and arteries is involuntary, but not against the will.

3. Not proceeding from choice; not done willingly; opposed to the will. A slave and a conquered nation yield an involuntary submission to a master.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Involuntary," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPWL6E4RRB5SI5F.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Involuntary." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPWL6E4RRB5SI5F.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Involuntary' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPWL6E4RRB5SI5F.