obligatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obligare obligate, from ob- to + ligare to bind, from Proto-Indo-European *leig- to bind.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈblɪgətɔɹi/, /ˈɑblɪgətɔɹi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈblɪɡət(ə)ri/

Adjective[edit]

obligatory (comparative more obligatory, superlative most obligatory)

  1. Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding: an obligatory promise.
  2. Requiring a matter or obligation.

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