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adjective mandatory pronunciation in American English /ˈmændəˌtɔri/
  1. ordered by a law or rule
    mandatory for: A new accounting system will soon become mandatory for all departments.
    it is mandatory to do something: It’s mandatory to wear a seat belt in all states.
    a mandatory sentence: The trial judge imposed the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.


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