Meaning of non-voluntary in English:

non-voluntary

adjective

  • Not voluntary.

    Sometimes used in contradistinction to involuntary; but sometimes simply a synonym for this.

Pronunciation

non-voluntary

/nɒnˈvɒlənt(ə)ri/ /nɒnˈvɒl(ə)nt(ə)ri/

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Reginald Pecock (c1392–?1459), bishop of Chichester and religious author. From non- + voluntary.