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"Obligatory" 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 "obligatory" and "mandatory" 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. (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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