"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.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
Helmets were not mandatory in the National Football League until 1943.Los cascos no eran obligatorios en la Liga Nacional de Fútbol hasta 1943.
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.