Mandatory meaning

măndə-tôrē
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Required or commanded by authority; obligatory.

Attendance at the meeting is mandatory.

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The definition of mandatory is something that is required.

An example of mandatory is an employer requiring potential employees to take a drug test.

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Of, having the nature of, or containing a mandate.
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Authoritatively commanded or required; obligatory.
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Of, being or relating to a mandate.

Mandatory Palestine.

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A mandatary.
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Of, having the nature of, or containing a mandate.
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Holding a League of Nations mandate over a territory.
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(dated, rare) A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.
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Having received a mandate over some territory.
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Attendance at a school is usually mandatory.

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A country assigned to administer a mandate.
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Origin of mandatory

  • From Late Latin mandatorius (“of or belonging to a mandator"), from mandator (“one who commands"); see mandate.

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