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From Latin compulsorius
- enPR: kəm-pŭl'sə-rē
- 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.
- (required): optional
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compulsory (plural compulsories)