voluntaryism

[ vol-uh n-ter-ee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈvɒl ənˌtɛr iˌɪz əm /

noun

Origin of voluntaryism

First recorded in 1825–35; voluntary + -ism

Related forms

vol·un·tar·y·ist, noun
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voluntaryism

voluntarism

/ (ˈvɒləntərɪˌɪzəm, -trɪ-) /

noun

the principle of supporting churches, schools, and various other institutions by voluntary contributions rather than with state funds
any system based on this principle

Derived Forms

voluntaryist or voluntarist, noun
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