noun Date: 1835 voluntarismvoluntaryist noun

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  • Voluntaryism — is a philosophy that opposes anything that it sees as unjustifiably invasive and coercive. Voluntaryism regards government as coercive, and calls for its abolishment, but, unlike a number of other anarchist philosophies, it supports strong… …   Wikipedia

  • Voluntaryism — Vol un*ta*ry*ism, n. (Eccl.) The principle of supporting a religious system and its institutions by voluntary association and effort, rather than by the aid or patronage of the state. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voluntaryism — [väl′ən ter΄ēiz΄əm] n. 1. the doctrine that churches, schools, etc. should be supported by voluntary contributions and not by the state 2. a system based on this principle …   English World dictionary

  • Voluntaryism — theory advocated by Auberon Herbert, stressing voluntary taxation and the boycott of electoral politics. The original sources for voluntaryism can be found in Herbert s book The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State. Some, such as Benjamin… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • voluntaryism — voluntaryist, n. /vol euhn ter ee iz euhm/, n. voluntarism (def. 2). [1825 35; VOLUNTARY + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • voluntaryism — noun voluntarism …   Wiktionary

  • VOLUNTARYISM —    the doctrine that the Church should not depend on the State, but should be supported exclusively by the voluntary contributions of its members …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • voluntaryism — [ vɒlənt(ə)rɪˌɪz(ə)m] noun less common term for voluntarism (in sense 1). Derivatives voluntaryist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • voluntaryism — vol·un·tary·ism …   English syllables

  • voluntaryism —  Добровольности принцип …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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