[ US /kəmˈpəɫsɝi/ ]
[ UK /kəmpˈʌlsəɹˌi/ ]
  1. required by rule
    required reading
    in most schools physical education is compulsory
    attendance is mandatory
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How To Use compulsory In A Sentence

  • Retirement is likely to move from an abrupt halt at a fixed age to a more gradual withdrawal, with the abolition of compulsory retirement ages. Times, Sunday Times
  • Article 13 requires, subject to Article 15, that authorized warehouse keepers shall give compulsory guarantees to cover movement of the dutiable goods.
  • Medical inspections for schoolchildren become compulsory by law.
  • Yet necessary public-health interventions are by nature paternalistic: think fluoridation of municipal water supplies, compulsory vaccinations and mandatory reporting of communicable diseases.
  • The rise was to fund concessionary bus fares, compulsory waste recycling, increased National Insurance, extra planning staff and pay rises, he explained.
  • History, geography and modern languages are set to become compulsory in school until pupils reach 16 in sweeping changes to the national curriculum. Times, Sunday Times
  • Is military service compulsory in your country?
  • Both detention and compulsory questioning need to be authorised by a warrant issued by a prescribed authority.
  • Upon completion of compulsory service each soldier is assigned to a reserve unit.
  • Russia's system of compulsory military service means that most have some military experience. Times, Sunday Times
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