Definitions for Mandatoryˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man•da•to•ryˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. (adj.)authoritatively ordered; obligatory.

  2. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.

  3. having received a mandate, as a nation.

    Category: Government

  4. Category: Government

    Ref: mandatary.

Origin of mandatory:

1655–65; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mandatary, mandatory(noun)

    the recipient of a mandate

  2. mandate, mandatory(adj)

    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

  3. compulsory, mandatory, required(adj)

    required by rule

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mandatory(adjective)ˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

    ≠ voluntary

    mandatory payments; Filling in these forms becomes mandatory next year.


  1. mandatory(Noun)

    A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

  2. mandatory(Adjective)

    Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

    Attendance at a school is usually mandatory.

  3. mandatory(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to a mandate.

  4. Origin: From mandatorius, from mandator; see mandate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mandatory(adj)

    containing a command; preceptive; directory

  2. Mandatory(noun)

    same as Mandatary

Anagrams of Mandatory

  1. damnatory

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