Definitions for obligatoryəˈblɪg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒb lɪ gə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obligatory(adj)

    morally or legally constraining or binding

    "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"

  2. obligatory(adj)

    required by obligation or compulsion or convention

    "he made all the obligatory apologies"

Wiktionary

  1. obligatory(Adjective)

    Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding: an obligatory promise.

  2. obligatory(Adjective)

    Requiring a matter or obligation.

  3. Origin: From Latin obligare obligate, from ob- to + ligare to bind, from Proto-Indo-European *leig- to bind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obligatory(adj)

    binding in law or conscience; imposing duty or obligation; requiring performance or forbearance of some act; -- often followed by on or upon; as, obedience is obligatory on a soldier

  2. Origin: [L. obligatorius: cf. F. obligatoire.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obligatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obligatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.

  2. Abu Maryam:

    Indeed you have been ordered to fight the infidel wherever you find him – what are you waiting for?, know that jihad in this time is obligatory on all.

  3. Weichan Auka Mapu:

    In terms of resistance, we incorporate an armed element as an obligatory response to the systemic violence that the Chilean state has exercised against the Mapuche people.

  4. Lewis Lapham:

    Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as luxury, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.

  5. President Francois Hollande:

    We have proposed, with German Chancellor (Angela) Merkel, a permanent and obligatory mechanism. I believe that today what exists is no longer enough and there are countries ... who do not assume their moral obligations so we will need to go further.

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