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mandatory

  

      adj  
1    having the nature or powers of a mandate  
2    obligatory; compulsory  
3    (of a state) having received a mandate over some territory  
      n   pl   , -ries  
4      (Also called)    mandatary   a person or state holding a mandate  
  mandatorily      adv  
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mandatory

  
  
binding, compulsory, obligatory, required, requisite  
  
Antonyms     
   discretionary, nonbinding, noncompulsory, nonobligatory, optional, unnecessary, voluntary  

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