Definition of Compulsory

1. Adjective. Required by rule. "Required reading"

Exact synonyms: Mandatory, Required
Similar to: Obligatory
Derivative terms: Mandate

Definition of Compulsory

1. a. Having the power of compulsion; constraining.

Definition of Compulsory

1. Adjective. Required; obligatory; mandatory ¹

2. Adjective. Having the power of compulsion; constraining ¹

3. Noun. Something that is compulsory or required. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compulsory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compulsory

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compulsive idea
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compulsive personality disorder
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compulsory (current term)
compulsory process
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compunctuous
compurgation
compurgations
compurgator
compurgatorial

Literary usage of Compulsory

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1. Bulletin by Montana Historical Society, Henry E. Legler Regional Branch, Library, Chicago Public Library, Chicago West Side Historical Society (1920)
"Experience of the States The movement for compulsory part-time continuation ... Wisconsin in 1911 enacted the first law setting up a compulsory part-time ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Labor, United States Office of Education (1908)
"A new form of compulsory education in opposition to child labor. 432. compulsory school attendance and its relation to the general welfare of the child. ..."

3. The Making of America by Robert Marion La Follette, William Matthews Handy, Charles Higgins (1906)
"The general objections to compulsory arbitration, based upon political, social and economic grounds, apply to the specific phase of the question here under ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"2903, Is made by the Virginia compulsory pilotage charge on all vessels ... although compulsory pilotage does not prevail In all the Inland waters of the ..."

5. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews, American Bureau of Industrial Research (1916)
"Obviously compulsory insurance, transferring aconsiderable part ot the burden ... (2) compulsory Health Insurance Although Germany was the first country to ..."

6. The American Political Science Review (1921)
"compulsory Voting in Oregon. For many years, in Oregon, as elsewhere, ... Something like a "compulsory voting" act was passed by the legislature in 1915, ..."

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