Antonyms for obligatory
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : uh-blig-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ob-li-guh-|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈblɪg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒb lɪ gə-|
Definition of obligatoryOrigin :
- c.1400, from Old French obligatoire "creating an obligation, obligatory," and directly from Late Latin obligatorius "binding," from obligat-, past participle stem of obligare (see oblige).
- adj essential, required
- In France and in England, it is obligatory also to attend vespers on the Sundays.
- Extract from : « Roman Catholicism in Spain » by Anonymous
- The study of these three languages is obligatory in the secondary schools.
- Extract from : « Holland, v. 1 (of 2) » by Edmondo de Amicis
- For this is due to a confusion of the good or generous with the obligatory.
- Extract from : « A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy » by Isaac Husik
- They made an obligatory and superficial search through the coal cellar.
- Extract from : « Just Patty » by Jean Webster
- The presence of women in the synagogue was in many instances not obligatory.
- Extract from : « Luna Benamor » by Vicente Blasco Ibez
- The others contended that the higher education should be optional and not obligatory.
- Extract from : « Turn About Eleanor » by Ethel M. Kelley
- The civil marriage is obligatory everywhere, and costs nothing.
- Extract from : « Home Life in Germany » by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
- The age of obligatory school attendance to be raised to sixteen.
- Extract from : « British Socialism » by J. Ellis Barker
- No human authority can make it obligatory on us to commit sin.
- Extract from : « Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments » by Various
- On every one, therefore, as an individual, obedience to his law is obligatory.
- Extract from : « The Ordinance of Covenanting » by John Cunningham
Synonyms for obligatory
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