Share this entry

Share this page

compulsory

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpʌlsəri/

Translation of compulsory in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [attendance] obligatorio; [retirement/saving] forzoso compulsory education enseñanza (feminine) or escolaridad (feminine) obligatoria compulsory liquidation liquidación (feminine) forzosa
    Example sentences
    • Military service is still compulsory in Russia and men aged 18 serve two years.
    • All he had to look forward to in this country was death, a prison camp or compulsory military service.
    • The completion of a training programme is now one of the compulsory requirements of the scheme.

Definition of compulsory in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tecito
m
tea …
Cultural fact of the day

The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.