Essential vs. Mandatory

Essential vs. Mandatory — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Essential and Mandatory

Essentialadjective

Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent

"In that era of general good will ... few Americans doubted the essential goodness of their society" (David Halberstam).

Mandatoryadjective

Required or commanded by authority; obligatory

Attendance at the meeting is mandatory.

Essentialadjective

Fundamentally important or necessary

essential ingredients.

Mandatoryadjective

Of, having the nature of, or containing a mandate.

Essentialadjective

(Medicine) Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown

essential hypertension.

Mandatoryadjective

Holding a League of Nations mandate over a territory.

Essentialadjective

(Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet

essential amino acids.

Mandatorynoun

A mandatary.

Essentialnoun

Something fundamental.

Mandatoryadjective

Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

Attendance at a school is usually mandatory for children.

Essentialnoun

Something necessary or indispensable.

Mandatoryadjective

Of, being or relating to a mandate.

Mandatory Palestine

Essentialadjective

Necessary.

Mandatorynoun

A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

Essentialadjective

Very important; of high importance.

Mandatorynoun

the recipient of a mandate

Essentialadjective

(biology) necessary for survival but not synthesized by the organism, thus needing to be ingested

Mandatorynoun

a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves

Essentialadjective

Being in the basic form; showing its essence.

Don’t mind him being grumpy. That’s the essential Fred.

Mandatoryadjective

required by rule;

in most schools physical education are compulsoryattendance is mandatoryrequired reading

Essentialadjective

Really existing; existent.

Essentialadjective

(of a lamination of a 3-manifold) Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere or a torus bounding a solid torus in the manifold.

difference between 1 and 2

Essentialadjective

(medicine) Idiopathic.

Essentialnoun

A necessary ingredient.

Essentialnoun

A fundamental ingredient.

Essentialnoun

anything indispensable;

food and shelter are necessities of lifethe essentials of the good lifeallow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditionsa place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained

Essentialadjective

absolutely necessary; vitally necessary;

essential tools and materialsfunds essential to the completion of the projectan indispensable worker

Essentialadjective

basic and fundamental;

the essential feature

Essentialadjective

of the greatest importance;

the all-important subject of disarmamentcrucial informationin chess cool nerves are of the essence

Essentialadjective

being or relating to or containing the essence of a plant etc;

essential oil

Essentialadjective

applying to essential legal principles and rules of right;

substantive law

Essentialadjective

absolutely required and not to be used up or sacrificed