|1.||[ adjective ] required by rule|
"in most schools physical education are compulsory" "attendance is mandatory" "required reading"
|2.||[ noun ] (geography) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and inhabited by people not yet able to stand by themselves and so put under the tutelage of some other European power|
|Related terms:||territory Palestine|
|3.||[ noun ] the recipient of a mandate|
|Related terms:||recipient mandate|