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Definitions for obligatory
əˈblɪg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒb lɪ gə-oblig·a·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obligatoryadjective

    morally or legally constraining or binding

    "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"

  2. obligatoryadjective

    required by obligation or compulsion or convention

    "he made all the obligatory apologies"

Wiktionary

  1. obligatoryadjective

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

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

  2. obligatoryadjective

    Requiring a matter or obligation.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obligatoryadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. obligatorius: cf. F. obligatoire.]

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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

Examples of obligatory in a Sentence

  1. Akram Al Deek:

    One of the reasons for which you ultimately became a teacher, however, is the way by which you were taught. You came to realise that teaching is a political act at the heart of which lies political change. You became a teacher to rectify things. Because you had a great responsibility towards the future. As a teenager, you attended an average boys’ public school in a suburban area of a small city in the northeast of Jordan. It was a school where English was not obligatory until the sixth grade. A school where you were taught to stand up for your superiors as they walked into class, and where any eye-contact was frowned upon. A school where you were inspected for your haircut, nails, and shoes but not your concerns. A school where it mattered more where you are from than who you are. A school where the science teacher taught geography, sports, and Islamic religion, too. A school where you were grabbed by the ears and pulled up, hit repeatedly on the knuckles and slapped on the face for not remembering the capital of Cambodia. And for that you never forgot the capital of Cambodia. A school where philosophy was marginalised by religion. And where you had to wait in queues to urinate because toilets were busy with concealed homosexual activities. A school where during winter you had to wear layers and layers of wool and cotton because there was no central heating, double-glazed windows, or even curtains. A school where the drawing studio was used as a canteen by teachers during lunch-time only. A school where there was no awareness of the disconnection between the teaching curriculum and societal needs. A school where the story always goes with Mr Ali in the office, while Mrs Ali is always in the kitchen. A school where most teachers finished classes 15 to 20 minutes earlier so that they could exploit parents and students in highly expensive private classes outside the school. A school where all music classes were spent teaching you how to play the national anthem. A school where it was always easier to deny and reject than debate and accept. A school where the quiet boy was always neglected. A school where you were always asked what to do, but never did anyone ever do what you asked: to listen. A school where your colleagues were scolded for being overtaken in class by a Palestinian student.

  2. Sabri Teweila:

    Before the dollar crisis, we used to pay for the cost of raw materials by writing letters of credit ... We would then import the materials and pay the rest of the money after the shipment is received, now, it's obligatory to pay the entire cost before shipment. The economic crisis negatively affected agreements with foreign countries.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Marcelo Crivella:

    Our appeal is that the clubs who think they shouldn't return are not punished, the opening phase is not obligatory, if a player that is obliged to return turns up tomorrow with COVID-19 and dies then people are going to say, we came back too soon.

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