man·da·to·ry /ˈmændəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/
1. Containing a command; preceptive; directory.
Man·da·to·ry, n. Same as Mandatary.
adj : required by rule; "in most schools physical education are
compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required
reading" [syn: compulsory, required]
n 1: the recipient of a mandate [syn: mandatary]
2: 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 [syn: mandate]