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  1. Required; obligatory; mandatory
The ten-dollar fee was .
    • 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.
      1. Having the power of compulsion; constraining
      Such measures are limited.
    Etymology: From compulsorius

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