What does Mandatory mean?

Definitions for Mandatoryˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Mandatory.

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"


  1. Mandatory(a.)

    Obligatory; compulsory; required by authority.

  2. Mandatory(a.)

    (Law) Not optional; not able to be modified or disregarded; as, seven mandatory clauses in the contract.

  3. Origin: [L. mandatorius.]


  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

  3. Origin: [L. mandatorius.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mandatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mandatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. Edwards Deming:

    It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.

  2. Michael Levin:

    There are situations in which torture is not merely permissible but morally mandatory.

  3. Diane Black:

    The reconciliation gives us the opportunity to do both tax reform and cut the mandatory spending.

  4. Symone Sanders:

    You know which candidate will have the courage to fight unjust mandatory minimums and the death penalty.

  5. Alex Pollock:

    Regardless of your views on LGBT people, LGBT people exist, it should be mandatory from a sensitivity perspective.

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