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

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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

ob•lig`a•to′ri•ly(adv.)

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obligatory(adjective)

compulsory

Attendance at tonight's meeting is obligatory.

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