Permissible vs Mandatory - What's the difference?

permissible | mandatory |


As adjectives the difference between permissible and mandatory

is that permissible is permitted while mandatory is obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

As a noun mandatory is

(dated|rare) a person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

permissible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • permitted.
  • Synonyms

    * allowable

    Anagrams

    * impressible

    mandatory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.
  • Attendance at a school is usually mandatory .
  • * 1999 , Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen, Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind , page 276
  • This kind of immediate control structure we take to be characteristic of the tribe, and it leads to a rather rigid type of system in which 'every action not mandatory is forbidden'.
  • Of, being or relating to a mandate.
  • Mandatory Palestine

    Synonyms

    * compulsory * obligatory

    Antonyms

    * (obligatory) optional * (obligatory) elective

    Derived terms

    * mandatoriness

    Noun

    (mandatories)
  • (dated, rare) A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.
  • Anagrams

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