Definition of 'mandatory'
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The case for mandatory reporting seems unanswerable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government should make it mandatory for internet service providers to block sites that refuse to check the ages of their users. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To give birds a better chance, make it mandatory for cats to be fitted with a collar with small bells. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Government action, beginning with an inquiry into football's dirty secret amid further movement on mandatory reporting is of paramount importance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The mandatory sentence for murder is life imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The mandatory retirement age is already being enforced more strictly by companies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Identity chipping is to become mandatory within the next two years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At present only murder is punished with a mandatory life sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)None of these has a mandatory retirement age. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Health warnings on alcohol could become mandatory under new government proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All those accused were found guilty of treason and the mandatory death sentence was given. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)It is not just their steadily increasing cost that makes it mandatory for them to be managed for contribution and performance. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The minister asserted that the mandatory retirement policy was a "secular" matter that was not influenced by any religious considerations. Christianity Today (2000)He is the mandatory contender and once he is medically cleared, we will address it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If he was a commercial pilot, he would have been forced into mandatory retirement by now. The Sun (2015)There is no mandatory retirement age and more women are now employed, often into their sixties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'mandatory'
British English: mandatory ADJECTIVE
If an action or procedure is mandatory, people have to do it, because it is a rule or a law.
The mandatory retirement age has been raised.
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