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Adjective mandatory has 1 sense
  1. compulsory, mandatory, required - required by rule; "in most schools physical education are compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"
    Antonym: optional (indirect, via obligatory)
Noun mandatory has 2 senses
  1. mandatary, mandatory - the recipient of a mandate
    --1 is a kind of recipient, receiver
    Derived form: verb mandate1
  2. mandate, mandatory - a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves
    --2 is a kind of district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion
    --2 has particulars: Palestine
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