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obligatory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obligatory  \Ob"li*ga*to*ry\,  a.  [L.  obligatorius:  cf.F. 
  obligatoire.] 
  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. 
 
  As  long  as  the  law  is  obligatory,  so  long  our  obedience 
  is  due.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  obligatory 
  adj  1:  morally  or  legally  constraining  or  binding;  "attendance  is 
  obligatory";  "an  obligatory  contribution"  [ant:  {optional}] 
  2:  required  by  obligation  or  compulsion  or  convention;  "he  made 
  all  the  obligatory  apologies" 




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