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obligatory

adjective
 
 
/əˈblɪɡətəri/ US   /əˈblɪɡəˌtɔri/ formal LAW
if something is obligatory, you must do it because of a rule or law: it is obligatory for sb to do sth It is obligatory for members in practice to hold insurance. The obligatory retirement age is 65. →  Compare compulsory
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