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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For her husband, George, whom she met while attending Augustana College in the 1960s, he says it was the so-called "compulsatory" chapel services he and classmates attended that helped him consider service to others.
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