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compulsory

  

      adj  
1    required by regulations or laws; obligatory  
compulsory education     
2    involving or employing compulsion; compelling; necessary; essential  
  compulsorily      adv  
  compulsoriness      n  


compulsory purchase  
      n   purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell  
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compulsory

  
  
binding, de rigueur, forced, imperative, mandatory, obligatory, required, requisite  
  
Antonyms     
   discretionary, elective, non-obligatory, non-requisite, optional, unimperative, unnecessary, voluntary  

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