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Wordnet 3.0


1. required by rule;
- Example: "in most schools physical education is compulsory"
- Example: "attendance is mandatory"
- Example: "required reading"
[syn: compulsory, mandatory, required]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compulsory \Com*pul"so*ry\, a. [LL. compulsorius.] 1. Having the power of compulsion; constraining. [1913 Webster] 2. Obligatory; enjoined by authority; necessary; due to compulsion. [1913 Webster] This contribution threatening to fall infinitely short of their hopes, they soon made it compulsory. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

compulsory adj 1: required by rule; "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading" [syn: compulsory, mandatory, required]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "compulsory": absolute, binding, choiceless, coactive, compelling, compulsatory, compulsive, conclusive, constraining, decisive, decretory, dictated, driving, entailed, exigent, final, hard-and-fast, imperative, imperious, importunate, imposed, inevitable, involuntary, irresistible, irrevocable, mandated, mandatory, must, necessary, necessitous, obligatory, peremptory, prescript, prescriptive, pressing, required, restraining, ultimate, urgent, without appeal, without choice