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The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
Rocco Buttiglione

Meaning of "obligatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBLIGATORY

obligatory  [ɒˈblɪɡətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBLIGATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Obligatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OBLIGATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Obligation

An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral. There are also obligations in other normative contexts, such as obligations of etiquette, social obligations, and possibly in terms of politics, where obligations are requirements which must be fulfilled. These are generally legal obligations, which can incur a penalty for non-fulfilment, although certain people are obliged to carry out certain actions for other reasons as well, whether as a tradition or for social reasons. Obligations vary from person to person: for example, a person holding a political office will generally have far more obligations than an average adult citizen, who themselves will have more obligations than a child. Obligations are generally granted in return for an increase in an individual's rights or power. For example, obligations for health and safety in a workplace from employer to employee maybe to ensure the fire exit isn't blocked or ensure that the plugs are put in firmly. The word "obligation" can also designate a written obligation, or such things as bank notes, coins, checks, bonds, stamps, or securities.

Definition of obligatory in the English dictionary

The definition of obligatory in the dictionary is required to be done, obtained, possessed, etc. Other definition of obligatory is of the nature of or constituting an obligation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OBLIGATORY


compurgatory
kəmˈpɜːɡətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
derogatory
dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
disobligatory
ˌdɪsəˈblɪɡətərɪ
expurgatory
ɛksˈpɜːɡətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
interrogatory
ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪ
investigatory
ɪnˈvɛstɪɡətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
legatary
ˈlɛɡətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
negatory
ˈneɡətərɪ
nugatory
ˈnjuːɡətərɪ
objurgatory
ɒbˈdʒɜːɡətərɪ
purgatory
ˈpɜːɡətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
rogatory
ˈrɒɡətərɪ
supererogatory
ˌsuːpərɛˈrɒɡətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBLIGATORY

obligable
obligant
obligate
obligated
obligately
obligati
obligation
obligational
obligative
obligato
obligator
obligatorily
obligatoriness
oblige
obliged
obligee
obligement
obliger
obliging
obligingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBLIGATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
directory
explanatory
exploratory
lavatory
migratory
modulatory
oscillatory
participatory
predatory
preparatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
separatory
signatory

Synonyms and antonyms of obligatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OBLIGATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «obligatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of obligatory

Translation of «obligatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBLIGATORY

Find out the translation of obligatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of obligatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «obligatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

规定性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

obligatorio
570 millions of speakers

English

obligatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनिवार्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلزامية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обязательно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obrigatório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাধ্যতামূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obligatoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wajib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

obligatorisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

義務的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의무적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wajib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt buộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடமையாக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवश्यक असणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zorunlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

obbligatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obowiązkowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обов´язково
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

obligatoriu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποχρεωτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verpligtend
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

obligatorisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

obligatorisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of obligatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBLIGATORY»

The term «obligatory» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.653 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBLIGATORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «obligatory» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «obligatory» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about obligatory

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9 QUOTES WITH «OBLIGATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word obligatory.
1
Thomas Aquinas
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
2
Rocco Buttiglione
The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
3
Brandi Carlile
It's really important to me to promote worthy causes. But not in a heavy, obligatory, responsibility way. I really admired that as a kid, learning about the 'Elton John AIDS Foundation.' And I was obsessed with The Indigo Girls. And they are the consummate activist group, always reaching out, especially to Native causes and things like that.
4
John Cusack
Any time you stop looking at evil as a black and white thing, it's helpful. So the fact that there won't be any obligatory Islamic terrorist stereotypes in movies any more, that'd be helpful.
5
Walid Jumblatt
We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory.
6
Brad Sherman
Circumcision is obligatory for Jewish-born males - it must be performed on the eighth day after birth and is only postponed in the case of threat to the life or health of the child. Muslim parents also circumcise their male children.
7
James Spader
I'm not eager at all to present my life out there for public consumption. I like to do one or two films a year and then do what is absolutely obligatory in terms of promoting them. My life outside of films is vital to me.
8
Jeffrey Toobin
The United States, like any great power, is always going to have an intelligence operation, and some electronic surveillance is obligatory in the modern world.
9
Charlie Trotter
I took the obligatory economics classes in school, but I've long been a fan of the Milton Friedman philosophy and its libertarian bent: One must be free to do what one wants to do, as long as you don't harm another. This is the seminal treatise on free-market economics.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBLIGATORY»

Discover the use of obligatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to obligatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Duties of Love and Kant's Doctrine of Obligatory Ends
176 Given his definition of moral duty, Kant's argument establishes that there must be at least one end that is also a duty, but it does not yet tell us what this end is, or, if there are multiple obligatory ends, what these ends are. In the Doctrine of ...
Melissa M. Seymour, 2007
2
Celibacy in the Early Church: The Beginnings of a Discipline ...
"Heid presents a penetrating and wide-ranging study of the historical data from the early Church on the topics of celibacy and clerical continence.
Stefan Heid, 2000
3
Greece's Obligatory Journey
Christos Mantziaris. Σαμόύήλ ότι τόν περιμένει σκληρή τιμωρία ἑπειδή έκανε τήν ανοησία νά παραδοθεί. «Καμιά τιμωρία δέν μπορεί νά μού ἐπιβάλει» απάντησε ὁ Σαμόύήλ καὶ πυροβόλησε στήν πυριτιδαποθήκη. Έθαψε έτσι στά ἐρείπια τόν ...
Christos Mantziaris, 2013
4
Biosynthesis and Regulation of Heme A: The Obligatory ...
BIOSYNTHESIS AND REGULATION OF HEME A: THE OBLIGATORY COFACTOR OF CYTOCHROME C OXIDASE by Zhihong Wang A dissertation submitted to the faculty of The University of Utah in partial fulfillment of the requirements for ...
Zhihong Wang, 2008
5
The Syntactic Phenomena of English
The notion of "obligatory transformation" is fairly unproblematic in orthodox transformational grammar, where a fixed order of application of transformations is assumed: if the conditions for the application of transformations are met at the point ...
James D. McCawley, 1998
6
The Interaction of Contract Law and Tort and Property Law in ...
Obligatory” rights However, reasons in favour of a right to compensation for parties other than the owner are not limited to lienholders, but are relevant also in respect of, for instance, the purchaser of the item concerned.1196 Many at times  ...
Christian von Bar, Ulrich Drobnig, 2004
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Grammar and the Chinese ESL Learner
For this reason, some researchers (Parrish, 1987; Lee et al., 1995) suggested the inclusion of these determiners into the count of obligatory occasions. Based on these linguistic theories as well as on Brown's scheme and Pica's scheme, ...
Yong Lang
8
Technology and Values
Sometimes it means "obligatory" (as in "the right act"), but sometimes it means permissible (as in "a right act"). Usually, philosophers define right as permissible, including under that category what is obligatory. (1) A "right act" is an act that it is  ...
Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette, Laura Westra, 1997
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Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1: ...
According to principle C (ii), every act is either obligatory or impermissible— except in those cases in which the values of the total consequences of each of two different acts open to the agent are (a) exactly the same, and (b) not exceeded by ...
Scott Soames, 2009
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Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations
Interactions between Formal and Informal Institutions Informal and formal institutions also interact and contribute to obligatory overtime practices in distinctive ways in Nicaragua and Honduras. In Nicaragua, informal institutions include ...
David Lewin, Bruce E. Kaufman, Paul Gollan, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBLIGATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term obligatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Your Obligatory Metro Weekend Track Work Post: July 24 - 26
Hey, it's the weekend, which means it's time for "what Metro lines do I need to avoid this weekend?" Well, unless you don't mind waiting, you ... «DCist.com, Jul 15»
2
Andre De Grasse blazes to 200-metre Pan Am gold in record time
Almost forgetting about the Canadian flag and the obligatory ritual of a victory lap thus enshrouded, until a fan throws one down from the crowd ... «Toronto Star Blogs, Jul 15»
3
Can the Middle East tackle Islamist militancy?
Both feature strict separation of the sexes, the obligatory covering of women from head to toe, public executions and a virulent hatred of Shia ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
UFC on FOX 16's Miesha Tate shocked Ronda Rousey hates Bethe …
Tate was massacred in her first fight against Rousey in 2012, succumbing via obligatory armbar with 13 seconds left in the first round of the ... «MMAmania.com, Jul 15»
5
Freshman PGworks on shotfor Deacons
His highlight reel on YouTube includes some obligatory acrobatic dunks and smooth jumpers. But it's also packed with an uncommon amount ... «The Robesonian, Jul 15»
6
It's Friday. It's summer. Here are 10 excuses you can use to leave …
... kid is sick” will do just fine. Be sure to toss in the obligatory “…and my husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend is unreachable” for good measure. «BGR, Jul 15»
7
Feel the fear and let your kids do it anyway
Besides the obligatory lecture on drugs — “look, just don't” — I've told them to rush into the street for help if choking alone, the tell-tale signs of ... «The Times, Jul 15»
8
Enjoy Your New Life in 'Wayward Pines'
A second season now just feels obligatory, like it would check off boxes to make this first season good as oppossed to telling a good, smart ... «Inverse, Jul 15»
9
We can't afford Nkandla fatigue
But since it is not a court of law, we can't make the recommendations as obligatory as court judgments. The perfect compromise is to shift a ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
10
Ganim, Malloy And Iran Are Summer Puzzlers
... than $800,000 in cash, clothes, meals and the obligatory home renovations that often make an appearance in public corruption prosecutions. «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»

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