Required vs. Mandatory

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  • Required (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of require

  • Required (adjective)

    Necessary; obligatory; mandatory.

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

    “Attendance at a school is usually mandatory for children.”

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    Of, being or relating to a mandate.

    “Mandatory Palestine”

  • Mandatory (noun)

    A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    required by law or mandate; compulsory

    “wearing helmets was made mandatory for pedal cyclists”

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    of or conveying a command

    “he did not want the guidelines to be mandatory”

  • Mandatory (noun)

    variant spelling of mandatary

Oxford Dictionary

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