[k_ə_m_p_ˈʌ_l_s_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [kəmpˈʌlsəɹɪ], [kəmpˈʌlsəɹɪ]

Definitions of compulsory:

  1.   Compulsorily. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Having power to compel; employing compulsion; enforced by compulsion. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Not of choice; not voluntary; having the power to compel. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   Exercising force or restraint; enforced. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for compulsory:

  1. I love Brazilians. Brazilians ought to be made compulsory at 15. – Victoria Beckham
  2. Learning is not compulsory neither is survival. – W. Edwards Deming
  3. I have very real concerns about the civil liberties implications of ultimately requiring every resident to submit themselves for compulsory fingerprinting or some other biometric test. – Patricia Hewitt
  4. I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars. – Abbie Hoffman
  5. The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary. – Benjamin Tucker

Usage examples for compulsory:

  1. Probably some safety device such as this will soon be made compulsory on all machines. ” – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  2. Education is not compulsory in India. ” – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  3. This was due to a long compulsory wait at Hut Point, for we could not cross the fifteen miles that lay between our position there and the Cape Evans Station until sea ice had formed, which could be counted on not to break away and take us into the Ross Sea in its northward drift. ” – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  4. If it is compulsory why shouldn't I throw it as far as I can? ” – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  5. “ For some time she had seemed to be drifting away from him, and their present tete- a- tete, though compulsory on her part, was to him paradise. ” – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  6. They do deal there in a certain way, but not in a compulsory way. ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. How far otherwise might have been the directions in which their genius would naturally have expressed itself can be known only partially even to the women themselves; what the world has lost by that compulsory expression of genius, in a form which may not have been its most natural form of expression, or only one of its forms, no one can ever know. ” – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  8. And yet, before you could get into port, you found yourself forced to take the compulsory pilot on board and make him welcome with such grace as you could command, feeling all the while that he did not want to come and you could have done as well without him. ” – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. It is a compulsory act of justifiable force, but still of such force as removes from the owner any responsibility for the imprudent conduct of the prize- master. ” – The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping by H. Byerley Thomson
  10. “ Dahomans: Signs of grief; Compulsory mourning; Amazons. ” – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck