obligatory definition

  • adjective:
    • Morally or legitimately constraining; binding.
    • Imposing or tracking an obligation: a bill obligatory.
    • regarding the nature of an obligation; compulsory: Attendance is obligatory. Mathematics is an obligatory course.
    • Biology Obligate.
    • Imposing responsibility, morally or legitimately; binding: an obligatory guarantee.
    • needing a matter or obligation.
    • Binding in-law or conscience; imposing duty or obligation; needing overall performance or forbearance of some act; -- usually followed by on or upon.
    • required by obligation or compulsion or meeting
    • morally or legally constraining or binding
  • others:
    • Imposing obligation; binding in law or conscience; imposing responsibility; requiring overall performance of or forbearance from some work: followed closely by on ahead of the person, previously by to.

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