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adjective obligatory pronunciation in American English /əˈblɪɡəˌtɔri/
  1. 1
    formal something that is obligatory must be done in order to obey a law or rule
    It is obligatory for members to be insured.
  2. 2
    often humorous used for describing something that happens or is done so often that people expect it
    Indian movies with their obligatory song and dance routines

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