mandatory mandatory  /ˈmæn də ˌtɔ ri/


  1. (n) the recipient of a mandate
  2. (n) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
  3. (adj) required by rule


  1. The Government moved a step closer to mandatory controls of oil imports.
  2. The good news: they might be willing to adopt some lesser limits, like mandatory improvements in energy efficiency.
  3. Under Kyoto, only developed countries were required to make mandatory cuts in their carbon emissions; developing nations like China and India had no such demands.


  1. Horsham residents to undergo mandatory water connection

    This year 40 Horsham properties located along Limekiln Pike and Grindleton Lane, and Davis Grove Road near Park Road, will undergo mandatory connection to public water system due to contamination of the properties’ wells discovered two years ago.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide

  2. Mandatory evacuation for Town of South Fork

    Town of South Fork mandatory evacuation by 10 a.m. Reason is due to health concerns because the smoke. Whaddya Think?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Pagosa Springs Sun

  3. BREAKING NEWS!! Mandatory evacuation ordered in South Fork areas, highway to close

    SOUTH FORK - Due to updated West Fork fire information notification of a mandatory evacuation has been issued for the following South Fork areas as of 6 a.m.: Masonic Park, Elk Creek, Woodchuck, Hudson's Sentinel Mountain, Rio Vista, Riverside Estates, Ponderosa, Dakota Park and South Fork Small Tracts.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Valley Courier


  1. "What we have here is a mandatory conservation bill," said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Joe Barton Source: Forbes

  2. "Just as we have led the work on three mandatory sanctions resolutions of the United Nations, the UK will continue to lead -- with the US and our European Union partners -- in our determination to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapons programme,"...
    on Jul 20, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters UK

  3. "I just know that there's a bunch of guys here," Childress said of the weekend workouts. "This has the term 'mandatory' for a reason. The work's here."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Brad Childress Source: Toronto Sun

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