Definitions for obligatorily

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•blig•a•to•ryəˈblɪg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒb lɪ gə-(adj.)

  1. required as a matter of obligation; mandatory.

  2. incumbent or compulsory:

    duties obligatory on all.

  3. imposing or stipulating an obligation.

Origin of obligatory:

1425–75; late ME < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obligatorily(adverb)

    in an obligatory manner

    "this rule applies obligatorily"

  2. compulsorily, obligatorily, mandatorily(adverb)

    in a manner that cannot be evaded

    "the ministry considers that contributions to such a fund should be met from voluntary donations rather than from rates compulsorily levied."


  1. obligatorily(Adverb)

    In an obligatory manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obligatorily(adverb)

    in an obligatory manner; by reason of obligation

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