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imperative US English

Of vital importance; crucial

imperative US Thesaurus

it is imperative that you find him

categorical imperative US English

(In Kantian ethics) an unconditional moral obligation that is binding in all circumstances and is not dependent on a person’s inclination or purpose

territorial imperative US English

The need to claim and defend a territory

hypothetical imperative US English

A moral obligation that applies only if one desires the implicated goal