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mandatory

man·da·to·ry

mandatory

 
 
pronunciation:
maen d to ri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, of the nature of, containing, or pertaining to an order or mandate.
synonyms:
imperative
similar words:
compulsory, obligatory, peremptory, required, requisite
definition 2: ordered as though by a mandate; obligatory.
There is a mandatory waiting period before one can purchase a gun in some states.
synonyms:
compulsory, obligatory, required, requisite
antonyms:
optional
similar words:
imperative, necessary, peremptory
definition 3: holding a mandate, as from the League of Nations.
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derivation: mandatorily (adv.)
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