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
The Senate refused to fund a compulsory vote, so the government is proceeding with a voluntary postal ballot which critics say is unlikely to provide an accurate picture of public opinion.
The survey is the second choice of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s conservative government that had promised a rare, compulsory vote known as a plebiscite.
For example, in 1984 the government of Singapore initiated Medisave, a mandatory health-savings account compulsory for all employees and the self-employed who are citizens or permanent residents.
High school is not compulsory in Mexico, and thousands of American kids are unable to enroll because the schools are already overcrowded, UCLA researcher Gandara said.
Unlike Australian federal elections, where voting is compulsory, the postal vote is voluntary and also non-binding.
Thirteen years on, people are still living nomadic lives with limited or no access to basic necessities, including compulsory education guaranteed under the Constitution of Pakistan.
Outside the music industry, the Copyright Royalty Board yesterday also set a 2 percent cost of living adjustment for the royalty that satellite carriers, acting as television re-transmitters, pay under the compulsory license.
Voting is normally compulsory in Australia, and the results of referendums are binding.
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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
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legal Definition of compulsory
- compulsory arbitration
- compulsory insurance
- a compulsory counterclaim
- compulsory reconvention
- compulsory measures
compulsorilyplay \-sə-rə-lē\ adverb
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