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imperatival

[ im-per-uh-tahy-vuhl ]
/ ɪmˌpɛr əˈtaɪ vəl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the grammatical imperative.
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Origin of imperatival

First recorded in 1870–75; imperative + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM imperatival

im·per·a·ti·val·ly, adverb
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