Translation of mandatory in Spanish:
- [formal] after the mandatory exchange of pleasantriestras el obligado intercambio de cortesíasExample sentences
- In some jurisdictions this is a mandatory sentence of death.
- Murder entails a mandatory life sentence; manslaughter carries with it no minimum sentence.
- The 1997 Act introduced mandatory minimum sentences for certain repeat offenders.
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