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
Examples of obligatory
The training is obligatory for all personnel.
This action movie includes the obligatory chase scenes.
First Known Use of obligatory
Rhymes with obligatory
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