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Compulsory vs. Necessary

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Compulsoryadjective

Required; obligatory; mandatory.

‘The ten-dollar fee was compulsory.’;

Necessaryadjective

Required, essential, whether logically inescapable or needed in order to achieve a desired result or avoid some penalty.

‘Although I wished to think that all was false, it was yet necessary that I, who thus thought, must in some sense exist.’; ‘It is absolutely necessary that you call and confirm your appointment.’;

Compulsoryadjective

Having the power of compulsion; constraining.

‘Such compulsory measures are limited.’;

Necessaryadjective

Unavoidable, inevitable.

‘If it is absolutely necessary to use public computers, you should plan ahead and forward your e-mail to a temporary, disposable account.’;

Compulsorynoun

Something that is compulsory or required.

Necessaryadjective

(obsolete) Determined, involuntary: acting from compulsion rather than free will.

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Compulsoryadjective

Having the power of compulsion; constraining.

Necessarynoun

A place to do the "necessary" business of urination and defecation: an outhouse or lavatory.

Compulsoryadjective

Obligatory; enjoined by authority; necessary; due to compulsion.

‘This contribution threatening to fall infinitely short of their hopes, they soon made it compulsory.’;

Necessaryadjective

Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.

‘Death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come.’;

Compulsoryadjective

required by rule;

‘in most schools physical education are compulsory’; ‘attendance is mandatory’; ‘required reading’;

Necessaryadjective

Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requisite; essential.

‘A certain kind of temper is necessary to the pleasure and quiet of our minds.’;

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Compulsoryadjective

required by law or a rule; obligatory

‘compulsory military service’; ‘it was compulsory to attend mass’;

Necessaryadjective

Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.

Compulsoryadjective

involving or exercising compulsion; coercive

‘the abuse of compulsory powers’;

Necessarynoun

A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.

Necessarynoun

A privy; a water-closet.

Necessarynoun

Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

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Necessarynoun

anything indispensable;

‘food and shelter are necessities of life’; ‘the essentials of the good life’; ‘allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions’; ‘a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained’;

Necessaryadjective

absolutely essential

Necessaryadjective

unavoidably determined by prior circumstances;

‘the necessary consequences of one's actions’;

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