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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Ordered by someone in power. Required by law.

Usage examples (40)
  • That said, what is it going to take to put teeth in the term mandatory evacuation?
  • But by using the term mandatory, we hope that that puts enough seriousness behind the order for people to leave.
  • But, another issue out there you may not be aware of is what they call mandatory enrollment.
  • Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom delayed Light's arraignment briefly to allow time for what he called a mandatory conference. for more
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  • The newly-elected "mandatary" (recipient of special authority) made Monday meetings "mandatory" (compulsory).
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