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compulsory
01. Military service is [compulsory] for young men in Korea and lasts for a period of just over 2 years.
02. Education for young people is [compulsory] up to the age of 16.
03. French language study is [compulsory] for all children in grades eight through ten.
04. He was able to avoid [compulsory] military service due to a medical condition.
05. Seatbelt use is [compulsory] in the province of British Columbia.
06. We live on an island, so I think that swimming lessons for all children should be [compulsory].
07. [Compulsory] voting for federal elections was introduced in Australia in 1924.
08. There is a [compulsory] background check for all those who wish to volunteer with children.
09. Tomorrow's practice is only [compulsory] for new members of the team.
10. One elective class is [compulsory] for all students, and a second elective is optional.
11. Regular worship is [compulsory] in Islam, and is included in the basic pillars of faith.
12. Medical insurance coverage is [compulsory] for all students studying in our program.
13. Medical examinations are [compulsory] for foreign students from certain designated countries in order to receive a visa.
14. Aristotle once said that every action must be due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, [compulsion], habit, reasoning, anger, or appetite.
15. Abbie Hoffman once stated, "I believe in [compulsory] cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars."
16. W. Edwards Deming once observed that learning is not [compulsory], but neither is survival.
17. Public education for children became [compulsory] in Scotland in 1497.
18. She fought the [compulsion] to light up a cigarette.
19. The child felt a [compulsion] to run as he walked past the old house.
20. Her father is a [compulsive] gambler, and their family is having real financial difficulties as a result.
21. Suzie is [compulsively] clean and is constantly cleaning up around the house.

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  • Compulsory — Com*pul so*ry, a. [LL. compulsorius.] 1. Having the power of compulsion; constraining. [1913 Webster] 2. Obligatory; enjoined by authority; necessary; due to compulsion. [1913 Webster] This contribution threatening to fall infinitely short of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compulsory — 1580s, from M.L. compulsorius, from L. compulsus, pp. of compellere (see COMPEL (Cf. compel)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • compulsory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ required by law or a rule; obligatory. DERIVATIVES compulsorily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • compulsory — [kəm pul′sə rē] adj. [ML compulsorius < LL compulsor, one who compels] 1. that must be done, undergone, etc.; obligatory; required 2. compelling; coercive compulsorily adv. compulsoriness n …   English World dictionary

  • compulsory — In ecclesiastical procedure, a compulsory is a kind of writ to compel the attendance of a witness, to undergo examination compulsory, adj Involuntary; forced; coerced by legal process or by force of statute @ compulsory attendance Refers to legal …   Black's law dictionary

  • compulsory — In ecclesiastical procedure, a compulsory is a kind of writ to compel the attendance of a witness, to undergo examination compulsory, adj Involuntary; forced; coerced by legal process or by force of statute @ compulsory attendance Refers to legal …   Black's law dictionary

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