mandatory etymology

English word mandatory comes from Latin mandator (Mandator, commander, director.)

Detailed word origin of mandatory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mandator Latin (lat) Mandator, commander, director.
mandatorius Late Latin (LL)
mandatory English (eng) (dated, rare) A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary. Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.. Of, being or relating to a mandate.