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Meaning of COMPULSORY

Pronunciation:  kum'pulsuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  required by rule; "in most schools physical education are compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"
 

COMPULSORY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: mandatory, obligatory, required
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*pul"so*ry\, a. [LL. compulsorius.]
1. Having the power of compulsion; constraining.

2. Obligatory; enjoined by authority; necessary; due to
   compulsion.

         This contribution threatening to fall infinitely
         short of their hopes, they soon made it compulsory.
                                               --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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