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English definition of “obligatory”

obligatory

adjective [not gradable]    /əˈblɪɡ·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
(of an action ) expected , esp . because it is what most people do: Everybody who goes to England makes the obligatory trip to Stonehenge.
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