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Dictionary Definition

mandatory adj : required by rule; "in most schools physical education are compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading" [syn: compulsory, required]


1 the recipient of a mandate [syn: mandatary]
2 a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves [syn: mandate]

User Contributed Dictionary



IPA: /'mæn.dəˌtɔ.ɹi/


  1. Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.
    Attendance at a school is usually mandatory.
  2. Of, or relating to a mandate.




Extensive Definition

Mandate can refer to:
mandatory in Czech: Mandát
mandatory in German: Mandat
mandatory in French: Mandat
mandatory in Dutch: Mandaat
mandatory in Polish: Mandat
mandatory in Portuguese: Mandato (desambiguação)
mandatory in Slovenian: Mandat
mandatory in Finnish: Mandaatti
mandatory in Russian: мандат
mandatory in Turkish: Manda (diplomasi)

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