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Meaning of OBLIGATORY

Pronunciation:  u'bligu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  morally or legally constraining or binding; "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"
  2. [adj]  required by obligation or compulsion or convention; "he made all the obligatory apologies"
 

OBLIGATORY is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: bounden, compulsory, de rigueur, imposed, incumbent on(p), indispensable, mandatory, prerequisite, required
 
 Antonyms: optional
 
 See Also: necessary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob"li*ga*to*ry\, a. [L. obligatorius: cf.F.
obligatoire.]
Binding in law or conscience; imposing duty or obligation;
requiring performance or forbearance of some act; -- often
followed by on or upon; as, obedience is obligatory on a
soldier.

      As long as the law is obligatory, so long our obedience
      is due.                                  --Jer. Taylor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absolute, binding, choiceless, compulsory, conclusive, de rigueur, decisive, decretory, demanded, dictated, entailed, essential, exigent, final, hard-and-fast, imperative, imperious, importunate, imposed, incumbent, indispensable, inevitable, involuntary, irrevocable, mandated, mandatory, must, necessary, necessitous, peremptory, prescript, prescriptive, required, requisite, ultimate, urgent, without appeal, without choice
 

 

 

 

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