BACK TO voluntarism
voluntarism vs. volunteerism
[ vol-uhn-tuh-riz-uhm ]
- any theory that regards will as the fundamental agency or principle, in metaphysics, epistemology, or psychology.
- the principle or practice of supporting churches, schools, hospitals, etc., by voluntary contributions or aid instead of relying on government assistance.
- any policy or practice based on voluntary action.
[ vol-uhn-teer-iz-uhm ]
- voluntarism (def. 2).
- the policy or practice of volunteering one's time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one's community.