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obligate

[′äb·lə·gət]
(biology)
Restricted to a specified condition of life, as an obligate parasite.
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Were this to be applied directly to the conduct of nations, as Wolff envisages, then it would result in Wolff's civitas maxima (or supreme world state) in which individual nations would be bound by obligative laws in the same way as individuals within a domestic state.
Equally, either the obligative or the potential mood can be used with a personal interpretation ("Juan must/can do X"), in which case they participate in the usual marking system, or they have a nonpersonal interpretation ("X must/can be done") in which case they are unmarked for conjunct/disjunct.
The article describes a study of the Spanish variety spoken in bilingual Catalonia, paying special attention to the frequencies of the obligative phrasal verbs tener que and haber de analyzed in a comparative study of texts published in monolingual Spanish speaking regions and in Catalonia.