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NOUN (2)

1. the recipient of a mandate;
[syn: mandatary, mandatory]

2. a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves;
[syn: mandate, mandatory]


ADJECTIVE (1)

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:

Mandatory \Man"da*to*ry\, n. Same as Mandatary. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mandatory \Man"da*to*ry\, a. [L. mandatorius.] 1. Containing a command; preceptive; directory. [1913 Webster] 2. Obligatory; compulsory; required by authority. [PJC] 3. (Law) Not optional; not able to be modified or disregarded; as, seven mandatory clauses in the contract. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mandatory adj 1: required by rule; "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading" [syn: compulsory, mandatory, required] n 1: the recipient of a mandate [syn: mandatary, mandatory] 2: a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves [syn: mandate, mandatory]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "mandatory": absolute, authoritative, binding, canonical, choiceless, commanded, commanding, compelling, compulsatory, compulsory, conclusive, de rigueur, decisive, decretory, demanded, dictated, didactic, entailed, essential, exigent, final, forced, formulary, hard and fast, hard-and-fast, imperative, imperious, importunate, imposed, indispensable, inevitable, instructive, involuntary, irrevocable, mandated, must, necessary, necessitous, needed, needful, obligatory, official, peremptory, preceptive, prescribed, prescript, prescriptive, regulation, required, requisite, rubric, standard, statutory, ultimate, urgent, without appeal, without choice