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imperative

(im-per′ăt-ĭv) [L. imperativus, commanding]
1. Required, necessary, or obligatory.
2. Pert. to a sentence or tone of voice expressing a command.

deontological imperative

Moral obligation or duty of caregivers, established by tradition and culture.
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For example [10] describes the meanings of imperative (amar) to eighteen kinds, namely: a meaningful prayer, enjoin, daydream, threatening, debilitating, equalize, choose, and allow.
We in the faith community embrace this moral imperative because we share the belief that the moral test of our society is how the weakest and most vulnerable are faring.
While we may subscribe to the imperative of education if we hope to see the world become a better place, we all know that there is good education, poor education, and even bad education, and the latter is rampant in the media, on the streets, and wherever hatred seeks to spread its sticky seeds.
We are delighted to enter the biomass business with the acquisition of Imperative Energy, one of the leading providers of biomass energy solutions in Ireland and the UK.
17 September 2014 - German media company Bastei Luebbe AG (FRA:BST) and US entertainment studio Imperative Entertainment announced the formation of a joint venture, which will focus on entering a bigger range of media segments.
Insights from 'The Impact of Digital on Growth Strategies: CMO Imperatives for 2012' and 'More than A Marketing Channel', 'CMOs and The Mobile Imperative', unveiled that CMOs feel that understanding mobile behaviour and applying it across other platforms results in marketing success.
Example (1) from Kihnu is a question in which the verb is not in the indicative, as could be expected, but rather in the third person imperative mood, marked by the suffix -ga/-ga or -ka/-ka.
Ironically, Francis argues, Canadian intellectuals helped to create the very imperative they came to fear.
The technological imperative is the realization that technology is "the most pervasive and dominant force in the modern world" (p.
Do Hypothetical Imperatives Require Categorical Imperatives?
All imperatives command actions in the service of achieving some purpose or end' (94); and 'Like all imperatives, the categorical imperative expresses a command "for the determination of action that is necessary in accordance with the principle of a will which is good in some way.