Meaning of mandatory
Pronunciation: (man'du-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
- authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory: It is mandatory that all students take two years of math.
- pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.
- permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified: a mandatory clause.
- having received a mandate, as a nation.
- mandatory (Thesaurus)