imperatival

[im-per-uh-tahy-vuh l]

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the grammatical imperative.

Nearby words

  1. impenetrable,
  2. impenitence,
  3. impenitent,
  4. impennate,
  5. imper.,
  6. imperative,
  7. imperator,
  8. imperatriz,
  9. imperceptibility,
  10. imperceptible

Origin of imperatival

First recorded in 1870–75; imperative + -al1

Related formsim·per·a·ti·val·ly, adverb

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