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com•pul•so•ry



Pronunciation: (kum-pul'su-rē), [key]
adj., n., pl. -ries.


adj.
1. required; mandatory; obligatory: compulsory education.
2. using compulsion; compelling; constraining: compulsory measures to control rioting.

n.
something, as an athletic feat, that must be performed or completed as part of a contest or competition: The ice skater received a higher score on the compulsories than on her freestyle performance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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