Definitions

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  • adj. Not mandatory.

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  • adj. not required by rule or law

Etymologies

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non- +‎ mandatory.

Examples

  • "My sense is that it's going to be a mix of mandatory things and some nonmandatory with a sound floor so as to avoid the race to the bottom in regulation," Mr. Draghi said.

    Swap Fears Are Growing, Draghi Says

  • Spearheading a campaign to place women on juries in New York, with the help of newly elected women in the New York state legislature she finally won nonmandatory service in 1937.

    Caroline Klein Simon.

  • Nor is the law a permissible but nonmandatory accommodation of the many religions that think it improper to bring weapons into a house of worship.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Does CHL ban in churches violate the First Amendment?

  • This is an organization that certainly does useful things at the lower level of its sections and divisions, but it's one that also was recently led by Michael Gorman, wastes its time passing resolutions irrelevantly condemning the Darfur genocide, and misunderstands high school-level economics by trying to persuade people to agree to "nonmandatory minimum salary guidelines" for various positions.

    One thing ALA probably *isn't* guilty of.

  • But on this issue of mandatory versus nonmandatory (OFF-MIKE) going around trying to avoid buying health care coverage.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2007

  • The council also might freeze county hiring, ban most out-of-state travel and eliminate nonmandatory training to help balance the budget.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • Both players have stayed away from all nonmandatory team activities this offseason, and coach Mike Singletary gave no indication either player will arrive a minute sooner than the mandatory minicamp in mid-June.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • There is a ease ikon environment of 1920×1080 pixels that dead suits HD tele watch (via an nonmandatory factor cable) and a recording environment that records in HD's 16: 9 ratio and

    Planet Malaysia

  • Power: Rechargeable metal ion battery, nonmandatory AC adapter.

    Planet Malaysia

  • The owners voted in March to make the pension, the 401 (k) and the current supplemental retirement plan nonmandatory for the clubs.

    AugustaChronicle.com: Latest News & Blogs

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