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Definition of Obligatory

Obligatory

  1. Binding in law or conscience; imposing duty or obligation; requiring performance or forbearance of some act; -- often followed by on or upon; as, obedience is obligatory on a soldier.

Obligatory Quotations

Ships are obliged to take on harbor or river pilots - who provide specialized local navigation - when they approach a port, but in the canal, a Suez crew is also obligatory. The crew members are there in case the ship needs to be moored during the canal transit, but this rarely happens.
Rose George

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
Thomas Aquinas

Jihad is obligatory for the Muslims.
Abu Bakr

The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
Rocco Buttiglione

The United States, like any great power, is always going to have an intelligence operation, and some electronic surveillance is obligatory in the modern world.
Jeffrey Toobin
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Obligatory Translations

obligatory in French is obligatoire
obligatory in German is obligatorischen, obligatorisch, verbindlich
obligatory in Italian is obbligatorio, impegnativo
obligatory in Swedish is obligatorisk