Compulsatory


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Com`pul´sa`to`ry


a.1.Operating with force; compelling; forcing; constraining; resulting from, or enforced by, compulsion.
To recover of us, by strong hand
And terms compulsatory, those foresaid lands.
- Shak.
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This reduction of the Norwegian prince's inheritance leaves him "unimproved," and sends him "to recover of [Denmark], by strong hand / And terms compulsatory, those foresaid lands / So by his father lost" (1.