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Meaning of MANDATORY

Pronunciation:  'mandu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the recipient of a mandate
  2. [n]  a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and inhabited by people not yet able to stand by themselves and so put under the tutelage of some other European power
  3. [adj]  required by rule; "in most schools physical education are compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"
 

MANDATORY is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: compulsory, mandatary, mandate, obligatory, required
 
 See Also: dominion, province, receiver, recipient, territorial dominion, territory

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Man"da*to*ry\, a. [L. mandatorius.]
    Containing a command; preceptive; directory.
    
    
  2. \Man"da*to*ry\, n.
    Same as {Mandatary}.
    
    
 
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