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Definition 1: morally or legally constraining or binding - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where obligatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • attendance is obligatory
  • an obligatory contribution

(obligatory is similar to ...) morally obligatory

"my bounden duty"

(obligatory is similar to ...) required by rule

"in most schools physical education is compulsory" "attendance is mandatory" "required reading"

(obligatory is similar to ...) required by etiquette or usage or fashion

"instruction as to when and where a silk hat is de rigueur"

(obligatory is similar to ...) set forth authoritatively as obligatory

"the imposed taxation" "rules imposed by society"

(obligatory is similar to ...) morally binding or necessary

"it is incumbent on me to attend"

(obligatory is similar to ...) unavoidable

"the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"

(obligatory is similar to ...) required as a prior condition or course of study

(means also ...) absolutely essential

Definition 2: required by obligation or compulsion or convention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where obligatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made all the obligatory apologies

(obligatory is similar to ...) absolutely essential

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