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 obligatory

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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