noun, plural man·da·to·ries.
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Origin of mandatory
OTHER WORDS FROM mandatoryman·da·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·man·da·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·man·da·to·ries.un·man·da·to·ry, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mandatory
Since the programs are not mandatory, though, it’s unclear how popular they will become and the extent to which officers will participate.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
Soon after they left, a mandatory evacuation order went into effect.
Apple now says that, while developers will be able to implement this notification and request for permission, doing so will no longer be mandatory when iOS 14 launches sometime in the next couple of months.Facebook complains, Apple responds: iOS 14’s big privacy change gets postponed|Samuel Axon|September 3, 2020|Ars Technica
That same study asked travelers what they needed to feel comfortable boarding an airplane, and the top three responses were mandatory masks, seating spaced six feet apart, and pre-boarding temperature checks.This year’s top Labor Day destinations might surprise you|Rachel King|September 1, 2020|Fortune
The surveys are not mandatory, so employees can opt out if they choose.Deep Dive: How companies and their employees are facing the future of work|Digiday|September 1, 2020|Digiday
Now Wisconsin is considering making it mandatory for parents who adopt overseas to have their children “re-adopted” in the state.
For example, at age 10, he completed the local two-year mandatory preparatory program in just one year.
Thankfully, testing performers for STDs is mandatory—or so we thought.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at the same time, markets involve people in new roles and relationships, which can feel just as mandatory and unequal.
Miliband agreed with Cameron that a “mandatory and comprehensive program of de-radicalization” was needed.David Cameron's Plan to Fight ISIS Will Likely Involve Racial Profiling|Clive Irving|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A great nation should be made the mandatory over an inferior people.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
If he desired to win her favour, he must regard her wish as mandatory.The Mayor of Warwick|Herbert M. Hopkins
The wishes of these communities must be a principal consideration in the selection of the mandatory power.World's War Events, Volume III|Various
Not that the girls were here to bother Sammy Pinkney now; but he felt the oppressive effect of Dot's mandatory decree.The Corner House Girls Growing Up|Grace Brooks Hill
No matter what measure he advocated, his opinion was neither final nor mandatory.Paul and the Printing Press|Sara Ware Bassett