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"Compulsory" is an adjective which is often translated as "obligatorio", and "mandatory" is an adjective which is also often translated as "obligatorio". Learn more about the difference between "compulsory" and "mandatory" below.
compulsory(
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puhl
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suh
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ri
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (required)
a. obligatorio
Full coverage on the vehicle is compulsory until the loan is paid in full.La cobertura completa del vehículo es obligatoria hasta que el préstamo esté pagado en su totalidad.
b. forzoso
The military in this country imposes compulsory retirement at the age of 65.El ejército de este país impone la jubilación forzosa a la edad de 65.
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mandatory(
mahn
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duh
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taw
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ri
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obligatory)
a. obligatorio
Helmets were not mandatory in the National Football League until 1943.Los cascos no eran obligatorios en la Liga Nacional de Fútbol hasta 1943.
b. preceptivo
In this country, possession of an unlicensed firearm carries a mandatory minimum sentence.En este país, poseer un arma de fuego sin licencia conlleva una pena preceptiva mínima.
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