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Required vs. Mandatory

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  • Required (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of require

  • Required (adjective)

    Necessary; obligatory; mandatory.

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

    "Attendance at a school is usually mandatory for children."

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    Of, being or relating to a mandate.

    "Mandatory Palestine"

  • Mandatory (noun)

    A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

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  • Required (adjective)

    necessary for relief or supply;

    "provided them with all things needful"

  • Required (adjective)

    required by rule;

    "in most schools physical education are compulsory"

    "attendance is mandatory"

    "required reading"

  • Mandatory (noun)

    the recipient of a mandate

  • Mandatory (noun)

    a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    required by rule;

    "in most schools physical education are compulsory"

    "attendance is mandatory"

    "required reading"

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