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ˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr imanda·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mandatary, mandatorynoun

    the recipient of a mandate

  2. mandate, mandatoryadjective

    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, requiredadjective

    required by rule

    "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"

GCIDE

  1. Mandatoryadjective

    Obligatory; compulsory; required by authority.

  2. Mandatoryadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. mandatorynoun

    A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

  2. mandatoryadjective

    Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

    Attendance at a school is usually mandatory.

  3. mandatoryadjective

    Of, or relating to a mandate.

  4. Etymology: From mandatorius, from mandator; see mandate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mandatoryadjective

    Preceptive; directory.

    Etymology: mandare, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mandatoryadjective

    containing a command; preceptive; directory

  2. Mandatorynoun

    same as Mandatary

  3. Etymology: [L. mandatorius.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of mandatory in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    We put forward the strongest set of principles in terms of mandatory training, in terms of women, if they felt harassed, having an independent firm that they can go to, and I think that that's kind of the gold standard of what we should be doing.

  2. Julie Stefanski:

    Gluten-free substitutes, if based on rice or tapioca, can be lower in fiber than their traditional counterparts and may not be fortified with B vitamins or iron, a mandatory addition to any processed wheat product in the Julie Stefanski.

  3. Paul Betancourt:

    We are draining a finite supply of water, it was ugly last year, and it's going to get uglier this year California is increasing distribution from a separate state-operated system of reservoirs and canals with fewer mandatory obligations. The State Water Project announced last month that The State Water Project could provide local agencies and farmers 15 percent of the water they requested, up from 5 percent last year. Some communities and endangered wildlife that rely on federal water will receive some water but still suffer cuts. Urban areas, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento area, will receive a quarter of typical water allotments but could receive more if public health is threatened. The water in the snowpack, California's primary water source, is at a fifth of its normal level, according to state officials. Federal officials said they don't expect a snow survey next week to show improved conditions. With enough precipitation, The State Water Project can provide more water later in the year. Paul Wegner, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said the federal government's announcement is another sign California needs to speed up construction of water storage projects and to reform laws requiring the government to prioritize water to preserve the environment and fish species.

  4. Michael Guttentag:

    There is this horrible mismatch between what companies know about their own businesses and what they tell investors in mandatory public filings. That isn't okay.

  5. Michelle Richardson:

    With this dangerous law, Florida is joining other states in the race to the bottom for limiting women’s ability to make their own personal healthcare decisions, not only is the 24-hour mandatory delay medically unnecessary, it could in fact interfere with a woman’s health.

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