- Required; obligatory; mandatory
- The ten-dollar fee was .
Etymology: From compulsorius
- 1827, A. D. Jr., Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, A. and C. Black, page 212:
- : They are entirely private concerns, established by individual teachers, and attendance upon them is no more than attendance on our dispensaries.
- 1996, Ugo Pagano, Democracy and Efficiency in the Economic Enterprise, page 73:
- : Some might agree that membership in the firm is perhaps more than membership in a municipality, but balk at applying the analogy to the nation.
- Having the power of compulsion; constraining
- Such measures are limited.
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