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Definition of the noun mandatory

What does mandatory mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mandatories

  1. the recipient of a mandate
  2. a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves

Definition of the adjective mandatory

What does mandatory mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more mandatory / most mandatory

  1. required by rule

Alternative definition of the adjective mandatory


  1. Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.
  2. Of, or relating to a mandate.


Mandatory is a musical group.

  • album: "Carbon Black"

Phrases with Mandatory

  1. Mandatory Sentence
  2. mandatory injunction

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Zionism (2013)

by Rafael Medoff, Chaim I. Waxman

the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the administration of the territory ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

MANDATORY PROVISION.— A mandatory provision in a statute is one, the omission to follow which renders the proceedings to which it relates illegal and void, while a directory provision is one, the observance of which is not necessary to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2013)

by Paul Finkelman

North Carolina also enacted a mandatory death sentence statute for first-degree rape. The Supreme Court held that mandatory death ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

Mandatory minimum sentencing laws remove judges' discretion in the sentencing process by requiring a sentence of a...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Privacy: A-M (2007)

by William G. Staples

The main focus of the debate over state-compelled HIV testing has been mandatory testing. Given the stigma attached to HIV, which was initially seen as a phenomenon associated with the gay population in the United States, there has been ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law. (1889)

A mandatory injunction is granted with extreme caution, and ordinarily is restricted to cases where a court of law cannot grant adequate relief, or where full compensation cannot be made in damages.2 As a general rule, it will not be granted ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Drug Policy (2011)

by Mark A. R. Kleiman, James E. Hawdon

As noted above, mandatory minimum sentencing has been a part of the American judicial system since the late 1700s. These inclusions of sentencing requirements, however, were few in number. They were, for the most part, focused on ...

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There are situations in which torture is not merely permissible but morally mandatory. (Michael Levin)
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Scrabble value of M3A1N1D2A1T1O1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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