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—pres. sing. 1st pers. shall,
—2nd shall or ( Archaic ) shalt,
—pres. pl. shall;
—past sing. 1st pers. should,
—2nd should or ( Archaic ) shouldst or should•est,
—past pl. should;
—imperative, infinitive, and participles lacking.
1. plan to, intend to, or expect to: I shall go later.
2. will have to, is determined to, or definitely will: You shall do it. He shall do it.
3. (in laws, directives, etc.) must; is or are obliged to: The meetings of the council shall be public.
4. (used interrogatively in questions, often in invitations): Shall we go?
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.