Definition of Obligatory

1. Adjective. Morally or legally constraining or binding. "An obligatory contribution"




2. Adjective. Required by obligation or compulsion or convention. "He made all the obligatory apologies"
Similar to: Necessary

Definition of Obligatory

1. a. 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.

Definition of Obligatory

1. Adjective. Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding: an obligatory promise. ¹

2. Adjective. Requiring a matter or obligation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obligatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obligatory

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obligatory (current term)
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Literary usage of Obligatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1908)
"obligatory ARBITRATION AND THE HAGUE CONFERENCES The kinds or degrees of obligatory arbitration advocated in the two conferences were three in ..."

2. The Institutes: A Textbook of the History and System of Roman Private Law by Rudolf Sohm, Bernhard Erwin GrĂ¼ber (1907)
"The Conception of an Obligation (obligatory Right). AN obligatory right,* within the meaning of the Roman private law of the classical period, ..."

3. The Two Hague Conferences and Their Contributions to International Law by William Isaac Hull (1908)
"obligatory Arbitration Universal obligatory arbitration, that is, obligatory arbitration for all classes and cases of dispute, was considered by the ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott (1921)
"... 481 Discussion of the project of the United States of America (annex 21) . . . . 482 Article 1 Reading of Article 1 of the project 482 obligatory ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"... forge, and counterfeit, and did cause and pro- care to be falsely made, forged, and counterfeited, a certain writing obligatory in the Persian language, ..."

6. Governments and Parties in Continental Europe by Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1896)
"In the Confederation the referendum is obligatory for all amendments to the constitution ... None obligatory Optional . obligatory obligatory Optional . ..."

7. International Arbitration. International Tribunals: A Collection of the by William Evans Darby (1904)
"The weakness of the Arbitration Scheme adopted by The Hague Conference was declared to be, " that it did not make arbitration obligatory. ..."

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