Mandatory Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Mandatory.

Mandatory (adjective)

Mandatory refers to something that is required or obligatory by law, rule, or order. It's something you must do or follow as a part of a rule, law, or agreement. For example, if a rule says you have to give someone a two-week notice before you leave your job, then that two-week notice becomes "mandatory."