Definition of obligatory
- The ordinance made it obligatory that homeowners clear the snow from the sidewalks.
- a writ obligatory
- an obligatory biped
The training is obligatory for all personnel.
This action movie includes the obligatory chase scenes.
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: required by a law or rule
: always or often included as a familiar and expected part of something
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