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Compulsatory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Compulsatory Operating with force; compelling; forcing; constraining; resulting from, or enforced by, compulsion. "To recover of us, by strong hand
      And terms compulsatory, those foresaid lands."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • compulsatory Same as compulsative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Compulsatory (Shak.) compulsory
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. compulsāre, freq. of compellĕre, to compel.

Usage

In literature:

Compulsatory instruction, therefore, would do no good among the Gipsies.
"The Gipsies' Advocate or, Observations on the Origin, Character, Manners, and Habits of The English Gipsies" by James Crabb
Even in the compulsatory haste of travelling, there is no valid excuse for this unhealthy and disgusting practice.
"The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion" by Henry Lunettes
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