What does obligatory mean?

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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Daniel Akbari:

    Since it is obligatory to bury a Muslim’s dead body, many Islamic institutions will probably be willing to do the burial, some might be cautious and wait to see if others do the job. But what is certain is that Farook and his wife will be buried in an Islamic way.

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