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 for mandatory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mandatory \Man"da*to*ry\, n.
     Same as Mandatary.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mandatory \Man"da*to*ry\, a. [L. mandatorius.]
     1. Containing a command; preceptive; directory.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Obligatory; compulsory; required by authority.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (Law) Not optional; not able to be modified or
        disregarded; as, seven mandatory clauses in the contract.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mandatory
      adj 1: required by rule; "in most schools physical education is
             compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required
             reading" [syn: compulsory, mandatory, required]
      n 1: the recipient of a mandate [syn: mandatary, mandatory]
      2: a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War
         I and put under the tutelage of some other European power
         until they are able to stand by themselves [syn: mandate,
         mandatory]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "mandatory":
     absolute, authoritative, binding, canonical, choiceless, commanded,
     commanding, compelling, compulsatory, compulsory, conclusive,
     de rigueur, decisive, decretory, demanded, dictated, didactic,
     entailed, essential, exigent, final, forced, formulary,
     hard and fast, hard-and-fast, imperative, imperious, importunate,
     imposed, indispensable, inevitable, instructive, involuntary,
     irrevocable, mandated, must, necessary, necessitous, needed,
     needful, obligatory, official, peremptory, preceptive, prescribed,
     prescript, prescriptive, regulation, required, requisite, rubric,
     standard, statutory, ultimate, urgent, without appeal,
     without choice
  
  

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