Pronunciation /əˈblɪɡət(ə)ri/
1 Required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.
1.1 (of a ruling) having binding force.
1.2 humorous So customary or fashionable as to be expected of everyone or on every occasion.

Late Middle English from late Latin obligatorius, from Latin obligat- ‘obliged’, from the verb obligare (see oblige).


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