compulsory compulsory  /kəm ˈpəl sə ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) required by rule

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Americans dont like compulsory anything we value the freedom not to vote.
  2. And many countries that technically remain subject to compulsory jurisdiction have used various tricks to ensure that it can be used against them only in the narrowest circumstances.
  3. Raise the age of compulsory education.

News

  1. Norway becomes first NATO country to draft women into military

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to conscript women into its armed forces, becoming the first European and first NATO country to make military service compulsory for both genders. "Rights and duties should be the same for all," said Labor lawmaker Laila Gustavsen, a supporter of the bill. "The armed forces need access to the best resources, regardless of gender ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Language as Action

    Being a type of spontaneous order, it is no surprise that language is subject to the same kinds of centrally-planned disruptions as economic systems, Rothbard notes: "The system of compulsory state education has been used as a terrible weapon in the hands of governments to impose certain languages and to destroy the languages of various national and linguistic groups within their borders."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute

  3. A Vote to Draft Women in Norway

    Norway’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to conscript women into its armed forces, becoming the first European and first NATO country to make military service compulsory for both men and women.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. Mr Hamilton added: "Airbus must keep to their commitments, agreed after 9/11, which mean that, before the company considers compulsory redundancies, they must first bring outsourced work in-house, reduce overtime to a minimum and seek volunteers...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Bernie Hamilton Source: BBC News

  2. "If this is the last time we perform compulsory dances, awesome. That would be great," Belbin said.
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: Tanith Belbin Source: Washington Post

  3. Mr Cameron demanded: "A few months ago a Home Office minister said: 'It is the Government's policy that ID cards should eventually be compulsory for every resident in the UK'. Is that still the Government's policy?"
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: David Cameron Source: Grimsby Evening Telegraph

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