What does the word compulsory mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Compulsoriness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Compulsorily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Compelling; coercive; enforced; forced.

Usage examples for compulsory

  1. There are Stifte from which a woman may absent herself for the greater part of the year, and yet draw an income from its funds and have a room or rooms appointed to her use; there are others where residence is compulsory. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  2. When the world points out to the young man, as it is very fond of doing, that he must learn from experience, what it really means is, that he must learn from his dramatic drill in human life, his contact with real persons, his slow, compulsory scrupulous going the rounds of his heart, putting himself in the place of real persons. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  3. It could be a vitamin deficiency, she muttered incomprehensibly, or evasion of the laws regarding compulsory education. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore