morally or legally constraining or binding
"attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"
required by obligation or compulsion or convention
"he made all the obligatory apologies"
Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding: an obligatory promise.
Requiring a matter or obligation.
Origin: From Latin obligare obligate, from ob- to + ligare to bind, from Proto-Indo-European *leig- to bind.
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
Origin: [L. obligatorius: cf. F. obligatoire.]
The numerical value of obligatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of obligatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
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.
In terms of resistance, we incorporate an armed element as an obligatory response to the systemic violence that the Chilean state has exercised against the Mapuche people.
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.
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.
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