Simple Definition of obligatory
: required by a law or rule
: always or often included as a familiar and expected part of something
Full Definition of obligatory
obligatorilyplay \ə-ˌbli-gə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē, ä- also ˌä-bli-gə-\ adverb
Examples of obligatory in a sentence
The training is obligatory for all personnel.
This action movie includes the obligatory chase scenes.
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