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mandatory

adjective uk   /ˈmæn.də.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr.i/ formal
Something that is madatory must be done, or is demanded by law: The minister is calling for mandatory prison sentences for people who assault police officers. Athletes must undergo a mandatory drugs test before competing in the championship. In 1991, the British government made it mandatory to wear rear seat belts in cars.
Translations of “mandatory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強制的, 必須履行的, 法定的…
in Russian обязательный…
in Turkish zorunlu, mecburî, kaçınılmaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强制的, 必须履行的, 法定的…
in Polish obowiązkowy…
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