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VOLUNTEER Definition & Legal Meaning

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In conveyancing, one who holds a title under a voluntary conveyance, i. e., one made without consideration, good or valuable, to support it. A person who gives his services without any express or implied promise of remuneration in return is called a “volunteer,” and is entitled to no remuneration for his services, nor to any compensation for injuries sustained by him in performing what he has un- dertaken Sweet. Also one who officiously pays the debt of another. See Irvine v. Angus. 93 Fed. 633, 35 C. C. A. 501; Arnold v. Green, 116 N. Y. 566. 23 N. E. 1; Bennett v. Chandler, 199 111. 97. 64 N. E. 1052; Welch v. Maine Cent. R. Co., 86 Me. 552, 30 Atl. 116, 25 L. R. A. 65S. In military law, the term designates one who l’reely and voluntarily offers himself for service in the army or navy; as distinguished from one who is compelled to serve by draft or conscription, and also from one entered by enlistment in the standing army.

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