Part of speech:
That cannot be avoided; inevitable
Imposed on one by authority, command, or convention
(Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet:
Serving to bind:
Of coercion or tending to coerce
Compelled, mandated, obligatory, or required, especially if by legal process or a statute.
The definition of imperative is something that has authority or is absolutely necessary.
Not remissible; unpardonable:
The definition of optional is available, but not required.
(Law) Without legal obligation or consideration:
The definition of requisite is something required or necessary.
The definition of incumbent is laying on top of something.
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