Examples of compulsory in a Sentence
- 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
- So he wants a private life and no photographs and nobody to know his home address. I can dig it, I can relate to that (but, like he should try it when it's compulsory instead of a free-choice option). —Salman Rushdie, New York Times Book Review, 14 Jan. 1990
- He began to resent the compulsory attendance at the boring factory meetings. —James Reston, Jr., Time, 28 Nov. 1988
compulsory retirement at age 70
Recent Examples of compulsory from the Web
They were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and failure to comply with compulsory school attendance laws.
As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the press on Aug. 8, the plebiscite, or compulsory national vote in which all eligible citizens would send in their decision via the mail, will be slated for Sept. 12 if approved by the Australian Senate.
Still, that roadhouse mud-wrestling match is not compulsory.
In a country of only 24 million people, more than 1 million are active members of the military, and the institution has a compulsory 10-year service requirement.
Meanwhile, IHeartMedia, SiriusXM and Pandora can play JAY-Z's tunes thanks to the compulsory licenses that the federal government issues to terrestrial, satellite and internet radio companies.
Meanwhile, IHeartMedia, SiriusXM and Pandora can play Jay-Z's tunes thanks to the compulsory licenses that the federal government issues to terrestrial, satellite and internet radio companies.
The campaign additionally benefited from the support of the press, local businesses and the compulsory vaccination of all school children, as ordered by the Cleveland Board of Education.
With a $25-million compulsory payment defined by the state, $16.2 million in normal annual costs and the $9.1-million boost, the city’s net pension cost in 2017-18 will be $40.3 million after deducting $10 million contributed by employees.
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Synonymsmandatory, forced, imperative, incumbent, involuntary, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, peremptory, required
Antonymselective, optional, voluntary
Related Wordsall-important, essential, indispensable, needed, requisite; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent; demanded, enforced; coercive
Near Antonymschosen, discretionary; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, nonessential, unimportant
COMPULSORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compulsory for English Language Learners
: required by a law or rule
: having the power of forcing someone to do something
COMPULSORY Defined for Kids
Definition of compulsory for Students
- compulsory education
- a compulsory law
legal Definition of compulsory
- compulsory arbitration
- compulsory insurance
- a compulsory counterclaim
- compulsory reconvention
- compulsory measures
compulsorilyplay \-sə-rə-lē\ adverb
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