Imperative

Definition of Imperative

Im`per´a`tive
a.1.Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
The suit of kings are imperative.
- Bp. Hall.
2.Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
3.(Gram.) Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
n.1.(Gram.) The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.

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