• (America) IPA: /əˈblɪɡətɔɹi/, /ˈɑblɪɡətɔɹi/
  • (British) IPA: /əˈblɪɡət(ə)ɹi/


  1. Imposing obligation, legally or morally; binding#Adjective|binding.
    an obligatory promise
    • […] if he speak the words of an oath in a strange language, thinking they signify something else, or if he spake in his sleep, or deliration, or distraction, it is no oath, and so not obligatory.
  2. Requiring a matter or obligation.
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