voluntarism

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voluntary +‎ -ism

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voluntarism (uncountable)

  1. (US) A reliance on volunteers to support an institution or achieve an end; volunteerism.
  2. (philosophy) A doctrine that assigns the most dominant position to the will rather than the intellect.
  3. (politics) The political theory that a community is best organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by a government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.

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