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compulsory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compulsory  \Com*pul"so*ry\,  a.  [LL.  compulsorius.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  of  compulsion;  constraining. 
 
  2.  Obligatory;  enjoined  by  authority;  necessary;  due  to 
  compulsion. 
 
  This  contribution  threatening  to  fall  infinitely 
  short  of  their  hopes,  they  soon  made  it  compulsory. 
  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compulsory 
  adj  :  required  by  rule  "in  most  schools  physical  education  are 
  compulsory";  "attendance  is  mandatory";  "required 
  reading"  [syn:  {mandatory},  {required}] 




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