- obligational authority,
Origin of obligatory
Examples from the Web for obligatory
There was also the obligatory shopping spree at the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store across from Central Park.Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim|Diane Dimond|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, they showed up, wore their “Team Mitch” shirts, and joined in the obligatory anti-Obama chants.McConnell's Fancy Farm Monster Comes Back to Haunt Him|Jonathan Miller|August 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I actually quit prefacing my Ralph Nader screeds with the obligatory he-gave-us-the-seatbelt boilerplate years ago.
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) Obligatory ‘Power’ SubtitleWomen, Work, and the Will to Lead.Five Girl-Power Books Exactly Like Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’|Sean Macaulay|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And he took the obligatory shot at Obamacare as a law that “has no place in a free country.”Paul Ryan’s Wonky Assault on President Obama at the Republican Convention|Howard Kurtz|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At four o'clock we left and drove about Schwerin, making the obligatory visits.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Disaffection was visible on all sides, and yet inaction, irritating inaction, was obligatory.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
It is obligatory upon the adversary or umpire to call “time!”
Commands enjoining Covenanting must be obligatory on men, in an individual, or in a social capacity, or in both.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
This is, in the exact sense of the words, a scène à faire--an obligatory scene.Play-Making|William Archer
c.1400, from Old French obligatoire "creating an obligation, obligatory," and directly from Late Latin obligatorius "binding," from obligat-, past participle stem of obligare (see oblige).