Definitions

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  • adj. Not compulsory.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ compulsory

Examples

  • Prime Minister David Cameron is set to introduce a noncompulsory, nonmilitary "national service" for British teenagers.

    The Big Society Goes Camping

  • If the former, the question arises again why that audience can't support the programming through advertising, subscriber fees or other noncompulsory sources.

    The Trouble With Auntie

  • Or perhaps you mean noncompulsory moments of silence for prayer, or allowing a student to read a bible in the lunchroom, or wear a cross around their neck.

    jeremiah was a bullyfrog

  • "Or perhaps you mean noncompulsory moments of silence for prayer, or allowing a student to read a bible in the lunchroom, or wear a cross around their neck."

    jeremiah was a bullyfrog

  • There also should be noncompulsory guidelines on best practice.

    Why Banks Need Pay Fix

  • But it was not previously known, even to some senior counterterrorism officials, that the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency have been using their own “noncompulsory” versions of the letters.

    Hullabaloo

  • It would seem that if a state can establish an official religion it can also aid and endorse one religion or religion in general, for example, by instituting a noncompulsory pledge of allegiance in its government schools that includes the words “under God”–another practice to which I strongly object as a libertarian.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Originalist Sacrifices:

  • State aid was also increased for voluntary schools, and religious instruction in public schools became noncompulsory and nonsectarian.

    1865, June

  • Suffrage: NA years of age; universal, but noncompulsory

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • Suffrage: 17 years of age; universal, but noncompulsory

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

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