Part of speech: adjective

Expressive of positive command.

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Usage examples "mandatory":

  1. Rob felt his shoulder roughly seized from behind, and a harsh, mandatory voice addressed him: " Say, that's my chair you're sitting in. - "The Boy Scouts On The Range", Lieut. Howard Payson.
  2. March echoed, as people are apt to do with a question that is mandatory and offensive. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.
  3. In every case of mandate, the Mandatory shall render to the Council an annual report in reference to the territory committed to its charge. - "The Geneva Protocol", David Hunter Miller.