Associations to the word «Mandatory»


MANDATORY, adjective. Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.
MANDATORY, adjective. Of, being or relating to a mandate.
MANDATORY, noun. (dated) (rare) A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.
MANDATORY PALESTINE, proper noun. (historical) A geopolitical entity under British administration, roughly consisting of what is now Israel and Palestine, which existed from 1920 to 1948.
MANDATORY SENTENCE, noun. (legal) a criminal sentence of a predetermined minimum period of time which a judge is required by statute to impose upon a conviction for a crime

Dictionary definition

MANDATORY, noun. The recipient of a mandate.
MANDATORY, noun. 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.
MANDATORY, adjective. Required by rule; "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche