compulsory adj : required by rule; "in most schools physical education are compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading" [syn: mandatory, required]
- Required; obligatory; mandatory
- The ten-dollar fee was compulsory.
- 1827, A. D. Jr., Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, A. and
C. Black, page 212:
- They are entirely private concerns, established by individual teachers, and attendance upon them is no more compulsory than attendance on our dispensaries.
- 1996, Ugo Pagano, Democracy and Efficiency in the Economic
Enterprise, page 73:
- Some might agree that membership in the firm is perhaps more compulsory than membership in a municipality, but balk at applying the analogy to the nation.
- Having the power of compulsion; constraining
- Such compulsory measures are limited.
- Czech: povinný
- Dutch: verplicht
- Finnish: pakollinen
- German: obligatorisch, pflichtmäßig, gesetzlich, verpflichtend
- Hungarian: kötelező
- Japanese: 義務的な(ぎむてきな, gimutekina)
- Finnish: pakottava, pakko-
- German: zwangsweise, verpflichtend
- Hungarian: kényszerítő
- Japanese: 強制的な(きょうせいてきな, kyōseitekina)
absolute, binding, choiceless, coactive, compelling, compulsatory, compulsive, conclusive, constraining, decisive, decretory, dictated, driving, entailed, exigent, final, hard-and-fast, imperative, imperious, importunate, imposed, inevitable, involuntary, irresistible, irrevocable, mandated, mandatory, must, necessary, necessitous, obligatory, peremptory, prescript, prescriptive, pressing, required, restraining, ultimate, urgent, without appeal, without choice