compulsory

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

com·pul·so·ry

adjective \kəm-ˈpəls-rē, -ˈpəl-sə-\

: required by a law or rule

: having the power of forcing someone to do something

Full Definition of COMPULSORY

1
:  mandatory, enforced <compulsory retirement>
2
:  coercive, compelling <compulsory measures>
com·pul·so·ri·ly \-rə-lē\ adverb

Examples of COMPULSORY

  1. <compulsory retirement at age 70>
  2. To free the mind and the heart from compulsory religious confession and observance was good for all three interested parties: the state, the church and the people. —Jon Meacham, Newsweek, 27 Jan. 2009

Origin of COMPULSORY

(see compulsion)
First Known Use: 1581

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