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Obligatory vs Ordered - What's the difference?

obligatory | ordered |

As adjectives the difference between obligatory and ordered

is that obligatory is imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding while ordered is in order, not messy, tidy.

As a verb ordered is





(en adjective)
  • Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding.
  • an obligatory promise
  • * Richard Baxter
  • if he speak the words of an oath in a strange language, thinking they signify something else, or if he spake in his sleep, or deliration, or distraction, it is no oath, and so not obligatory .
  • Requiring a matter or obligation.
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    (en adjective)
  • In order, not messy, tidy.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=June 4 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 2 - 2 Switzerland , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Milner and Theo Walcott failed to justify their selection ahead of Aston Villa's Young as they struggled ineffectually in the first half, leaving striker Bent isolated and starved of supply as Switzerland looked the more composed and ordered team.}}


  • (order)