man·da·to·ry /'man-də-ˌtȯr-ē/ adj: containing or constituting a command: being obligatory
man·da·to·ri·ly /-ˌtȯr-i-lē/ adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective binding, bounden, called for, coercive, commanded, commanding, compulsory, crucial, decreed, demanded, essential, exigent, imperative, incumbent on, indispensable, involuntary, necessary, necessitated, necessitous, obligatory, ordained, peremptory, prerequisite, prescribed, pressing, required, requisite, unavoidable, urgent, vital, without appeal, without choice associated concepts: mandatory injunction, mandatory relief, mandatory sentence, mandatory statutory provisions II index binding, compulsory, conclusive (determinative), decretal, essential (required), exigent, imperative, indispensable, involuntary, necessary (required), obligatory, peremptory (imperative), positive (prescribed), requisite, unavoidable (inevitable), unavoidable (not voidable)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Required; compulsory.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Required, compulsory, or obligatory.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Peremptory; obligatory; required; that which must be subscribed to or obeyed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Peremptory; obligatory; required; that which must be subscribed to or obeyed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

adj., adv.
   absolutely demanded or required.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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