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"Obligatory" is an adjective which is often translated as "obligatorio", and "compulsory" is an adjective which is also often translated as "obligatorio". Learn more about the difference between "obligatory" and "compulsory" below.
obligatory
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. obligatorio
In some democracies, voting is not obligatory.En algunas democracias, no es obligatorio votar.
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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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